Tree Stewards Training Informational Session

HeartLands Conservancy 29 E Main Street, Belleville, IL, United States

Become an HLC Tree Steward! HeartLands Conservancy is excited to announce the return of the Tree Stewards volunteer program, where volunteers will help look after and take care of new trees in our communities. Our second class of Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that […]

Arlington Wetlands Volunteer Day (02/25)

Help restore Arlington Wetlands by assisting with invasive species removal, native plantings, and trash clean-up. Please register to attend:

Event Series Tree Stewards Program Spring 2023

Tree Stewards Session 1

HeartLands Conservancy 29 E Main Street, Belleville, IL, United States

In Tree Stewards Session 1, class participants will receive information on basic tree biology from Dr. John Lovseth (Certified Forester, Associate Professor and Director of Land Stewardship). Register to attend the Tree Stewards Program: Six, free classes providing education on trees, their benefits, care and needs, identification, and more! Practical, hands-on learning experiences will be […]

Free

Belleville Heart Garden Meet & Greet

HeartLands Conservancy 29 E Main Street, Belleville, IL, United States

The Belleville Heart Garden stewards are hosting a meet & greet for anyone interested in learning more about the community garden.  Come learn about the garden's mission, meet the stewards, and get all your questions answered. The event will take place on March 8th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at our office in Belleville (29 E. Main St).  […]

Event Series Tree Stewards Program Spring 2023

Tree Stewards Session 2

HeartLands Conservancy 29 E Main Street, Belleville, IL, United States

In Tree Stewards Session 2, class participants will receive information on tree identification from Dr. Hank Stelzer, Associate Professor and State Forestry Extension Specialist of University of Missouri's School of Natural Resources. Register to attend the Tree Stewards Program: Six, free classes providing education on trees, their benefits, care and needs, identification, and more! Practical, […]

Free

Bluebird Monitor Informational Session

HeartLands Conservancy 29 E Main Street, Belleville, IL, United States

Are you a wildlife enthusiast? Do you like birding? Or maybe you are interested in citizen science? Help us monitor bluebird nest boxes this spring! This informational session, held at the HeartLands Conservancy Office, will cover all the tips, tricks, and data collection methods a monitor will need for Bluebird Monitoring! Bluebird nest box monitoring […]

Signal Hill Volunteer Day (03/17)

Come out to Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Belleville, IL) for a volunteer workday. Help with ongoing restoration efforts to convert this previously abandoned lot to a functional outdoor classroom and community green space. Location and Directions: Located to the S/SE of Signal Hill Park on the West Belleville Trail. The closest address is 22 Signal […]

Free
Event Series Tree Stewards Program Spring 2023

Tree Stewards Session 3

HeartLands Conservancy 29 E Main Street, Belleville, IL, United States

In Tree Stewards Session 3, class participants will receive information on soils from Dr. John Sloan, Watershed Scientist of the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. Register to attend the Tree Stewards Program: Six, free classes providing education on trees, their benefits, care and needs, identification, and more! Practical, hands-on learning experiences will be […]

Free

Arlington Wetlands Volunteer Workday (03/25)

Help restore Arlington Wetlands by assisting with invasive species removal, native plantings, trash clean-up, and more! Location and Directions: From I-255, take Horseshoe Lake Road exit west toward Granite City. Turn north on Arlington Drive. Arlington Wetlands will be on the left. Please register to attend:

Free

Spring Native Plant Sale OPENS

The HeartLands Conservancy Online Spring Native Plant Sale is right around the corner! We've carefully chosen a quality selection of native plants that will work for any landscape situation. Whether you’re looking to attract more pollinators to your garden or add some specimen plants to your landscape, we have something for you. Our online sale […]

Event Series Tree Stewards Program Spring 2023

Tree Stewards Session 4

HeartLands Conservancy 29 E Main Street, Belleville, IL, United States

In Tree Stewards Session 4, class participants will receive information on Tree Selection and Planting from Sarah Burton, O'Fallon, IL Parks and Recreation's Horticulturalist & Vine Street Market Coordinator. Register to attend the Tree Stewards Program: Six, free classes providing education on trees, their benefits, care and needs, identification, and more! Practical, hands-on learning experiences […]

Free

Event Series Tree Stewards Program Spring 2023

Tree Stewards Session 5

HeartLands Conservancy 29 E Main Street, Belleville, IL, United States

In Tree Stewards Session 5, class participants will receive information on tree pruning from Rudi Atkins, Owner of Roots Professional Stump Grinding. Register to attend the Tree Stewards Program: Six, free classes providing education on trees, their benefits, care and needs, identification, and more! Practical, hands-on learning experiences will be given in six key areas:

Free
Event Series Tree Stewards Program Spring 2023

Tree Stewards Session 6

HeartLands Conservancy 29 E Main Street, Belleville, IL, United States

In Tree Stewards Session 6, class participants will receive information on Insects and Diseases from Chris Evans, University of Illinois Extension Forestry and Research Specialist. Register to attend the Tree Stewards Program: Six, free classes providing education on trees, their benefits, care and needs, identification, and more! Practical, hands-on learning experiences will be given in […]

Free

Clean Water, Bright Future: Canteen Creek Watershed Green Infrastructure Tour

Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville, Illinois

Join HeartLands Conservancy for our Clean Water, Bright Future: Canteen Creek Watershed Green Infrastructure Tour on April 13, 2023! We have chartered a bus to tour some of the successful projects built with Illinois EPA 319 Grant funds to combat non-point source pollution in our watershed. These projects include best management practices like porous pavement, […]

$10.00

Frog Walk – Poag Sand Prairie

Poag Sand Prairie 4860 Street Car Rd, Edwardsville, Illinois, United States

Learn about early spring frogs in southwestern Illinois in this easy, family-friendly walk through one of our favorite natural areas. Learn to identify certain frog calls and see if you can find any frogs as we walk! How to come prepared: This event will be outdoors during the evening (when the frogs call) rain or […]

$10.00
Event Series Tree Stewards Program Spring 2023

Saturday Tree Stewards – Fairmont City Library Center

Fairmont City Library Center 4444 Collinsville Rd, Fairmont City, Illinois, United States

Looking to participate in HeartLands Conservancy's Tree Stewards Program, but Tuesday evenings don't work? Or would you like to participate in the program a little closer to home? Fairmont City Library Center will be hosting two extended classes on April 15th and April 22nd, 12:00pm to 3:00pm! Class one (April 15th) will cover the first […]

Free

Signal Hill Volunteer Workday (04/21)

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom 22 Signal Park Lane, Belleville, Illinois

Come out to Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Belleville, IL) for a volunteer workday. Help with ongoing restoration efforts to convert this previously abandoned lot to a functional outdoor classroom and community green space. Location and Directions: Located to the S/SE of Signal Hill Park on the West Belleville Trail. The closest address is 22 Signal […]

Free

Martinis in the Meadow – Earth Day Special Event

Fletcher's Kitchen & Tap 1524 Clinton Hills Pkwy, Swansea, IL, United States

Have a martini and support the meadow! Join us for an unforgettable evening of celebration and support at Martinis in the Meadow, a special Earth Day event benefiting HeartLands Conservancy and The Exploration Garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park. Come and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while enjoying a delicious martini and […]

$10

Arlington Wetlands Volunteer Workday (04/22)

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Help restore Arlington Wetlands by assisting with invasive species removal, native plantings, trash clean-up, and more! Location and Directions: From I-255, take Horseshoe Lake Road exit west toward Granite City. Turn north on Arlington Drive. Arlington Wetlands will be on the left. Please register to attend:

Free
Event Series Tree Stewards Program Spring 2023

Saturday Tree Stewards – Fairmont City Library Center

Fairmont City Library Center 4444 Collinsville Rd, Fairmont City, Illinois, United States

Looking to participate in HeartLands Conservancy's Tree Stewards Program, but Tuesday evenings don't work? Or would you like to participate in the program a little closer to home? Fairmont City Library Center will be hosting two extended classes on April 15th and April 22nd, 12:00pm to 3:00pm! Class one (April 15th) will cover the first […]

Free

Online Spring Native Plant Sale CLOSES

The HeartLands Conservancy Online Spring Native Plant Sale is right around the corner! We've carefully chosen a quality selection of native plants that will work for any landscape situation. Whether you’re looking to attract more pollinators to your garden or add some specimen plants to your landscape, we have something for you. Last day to […]

Full Moon Hike – Stemler Cave Woods

Stemler Cave Woods Nature Preserve 2200 Stemler Road, Millstadt, Illinois, United States

Join us for a hike under the full moon! How to come prepared: This event will be outdoors during the night. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes, with good tread (it can be slippery this time of year). Flashlights or headlamps are recommended but not required. Registration required below. Donations are […]

Free

Volunteer Sign-Up – Native Plant Sale Pick-Up

Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, Illinois

Would you enjoy seeing hundreds if not thousands of native plants in one place? Do you like to sort and organize? Do you enjoy hanging out with other native plant enthusiasts? If so, volunteering for our Native Plant Sale order pick-up at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park is perfect for you. Volunteers will help sort […]

Online Spring Native Plant Sale ORDER PICK UP

Exploration Garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, Illinois

Our in person pickup, Saturday, May 6th at the Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park Pavilion. 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, Illinois Be sure to join our newsletter list for updates.

Exploration Garden Volunteer Day (05/11)

Exploration Garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, Illinois

Join us as we create a place that both people and wildlife can enjoy! Location and Directions: Located just south of Fletcher’s Kitchen and Tap in Swansea at the Clinton Hills Conservation Park 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, IL 62226 Please register below.

Free

Signal Hill Volunteer Workday (05/19)

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom 22 Signal Park Lane, Belleville, Illinois

Come out to Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Belleville, IL) for a volunteer workday. Help with ongoing restoration efforts to convert this previously abandoned lot to a functional outdoor classroom and community green space. Location and Directions: Located to the S/SE of Signal Hill Park on the West Belleville Trail. The closest address is 22 Signal […]

Free

Arlington Wetlands Volunteer Workday (05/27)

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Help restore Arlington Wetlands by assisting with invasive species removal, native plantings, trash clean-up, and more! Location and Directions: From I-255, take Horseshoe Lake Road exit west toward Granite City. Turn north on Arlington Drive. Arlington Wetlands will be on the left. Please register to attend:

Free