Henry Raab School Safe Routes to School Virtual Meeting

Children who walk to school have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day and improved academic performance. But how do we make it safer for more kids to walk or bike to school? In collaboration with the Downtown Belleville YMCA - Kern Center, Illinois Public Health Institute, and Henry Raab Elementary School, we're developing […]

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Lee Park Volunteer Tree Planting

Lee Park, Venice, IL 305 Broadway, Venice, Illinois, United States

Help plant trees at Lee Park in Venice, IL, with HeartLands Conservancy, Venice Park District, and Wright Tree Services to enhance Lee Park and the community. This is a great opportunity for Tree Stewards to use their training and get service hours. Location: Lee Park can be found at 305 Broadway, Venice, IL 62090, right […]

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Tree Stewards Training Session 4 – Tree Selection and Placement

Wood River Rec Center 655 N Wood River Ave, Wood River, 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 southern Illinois communities. In Tree Stewards Session 4, class participants will receive information on Tree Selection and Placement from Scott Moss, Associate Professor at […]

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Arlington Wetlands Volunteer Workday

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Help keep Arlington Wetlands beautiful and a great home for wildlife by assisting withwith 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 wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. We […]

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Tree Stewards Training Session 5 – Pruning

Wood River Rec Center 655 N Wood River Ave, Wood River, IL, United States

In Tree Stewards Session 5, class participants will receive information on tree pruning from Bobbie Sue Hill of Willoughby Heritage Farm. Registration is required to attend the Tree Stewards Program: Six free classes providing education on trees, their benefits, care and needs, identification, and more! Questions? Contact: Class location:

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Event Series Exploration Garden Volunteer Workday

Exploration Garden Volunteer Workday

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

Help make the Exploration Garden, a natural landscape and educational area at Clinton Hills Conservation Park in Swansea, IL, a haven for birds, butterflies, bees and the resident mammals that live there. Volunteer days at the Exploration Garden happen on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9 am to noon, starting in April 11, […]

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Poag Sand Prairie Restoration Volunteer Day

Poag Sand Prairie 4836 Street Car Rd, Edwardsville, IL, United States

You can help the rare and important wildlife habitat that supports endangered species, such as the Illinois Chorus Frog and Ornate Box Turtle, at a monthly volunteer day in Edwardsville. Sand prairie restoration projects are underway at Poag Sand Prairie on Streetcar Road. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants as there are prickly […]

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Tree Stewards Traning Session 6 – Insects and Diseases

Wood River Rec Center 655 N Wood River Ave, Wood River, 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! Questions? Contact: Class location:

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Event Series Signal Hill Volunteer Day

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom Volunteer Workday

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom Signal Park Lane, Belleville, IL, United States

Come out to Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Belleville, IL) for a volunteer workday every third Friday morning. Help with ongoing restoration efforts to convert this previously abandoned lot into 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 […]

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REGISTRATION FULL: Spring Wildflower Walk

Bohm Woods Nature Preserve 4200 Bohm School Rd, Edwardsville, IL, United States

Join us for a walk in the woods to see our region's spectacular spring wildflowers, such as Trout Lillies, Bellworts, Celadine Poppies, Jacob's Ladder, Trilliums, Spring Beauties, Cutleaf Toothwort, and more! Botanist Dr. Betsy Esselman from SIU Edwardsville will help lead the group. Space is limited for this event due to the sensitive nature of […]

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2024 Native Plant Sale

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

The Spring 2024 Native Plant Sale will offer a variety of plants native to the southwestern Illinois region. Pre-orders can also be picked up at the Plant Sale. $10 per plant - 4.5-in quart pots (nursery grade plants). Proceeds benefit conservation in southern Illinois. This year we are collaborating with the native plant wisdom of […]

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REGISTRATION FULL: History + Nature Walk at Engelmann Farm

Engelmann Farm 309 Shiloh Station Rd, O'Fallon, Illinois, United States

Sitting in pride of place, atop one of the highest points in the region, you will find Engelmann Farm - winding trails through former farmland offer an exceptional view of the Shiloh Valley, virgin forests, and historic homes that remain provide a glimpse into the rich history of the land. Engelmann Farm is now a […]

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REGISTRATION FULL: History + Nature Walk at Engelmann Farm

Engelmann Farm 309 Shiloh Station Rd, O'Fallon, Illinois, United States

Sitting in pride of place, atop one of the highest points in the region, you will find Engelmann Farm - winding trails through former farmland offer an exceptional view of the Shiloh Valley, virgin forests, and historic homes that remain provide a glimpse into the rich history of the land. Engelmann Farm is now a […]

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Exploration Garden Volunteer Workday

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

Help make the Exploration Garden, a natural landscape and educational area at Clinton Hills Conservation Park in Swansea, IL, a haven for birds, butterflies, bees and the resident mammals that live there. Volunteer days at the Exploration Garden happen on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9 am to noon, starting in April 11, […]

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Poag Sand Prairie Restoration Volunteer Day

Poag Sand Prairie 4836 Street Car Rd, Edwardsville, IL, United States

You can help the rare and important wildlife habitat that supports endangered species, such as the Illinois Chorus Frog and Ornate Box Turtle, at a monthly volunteer day in Edwardsville. Sand prairie restoration projects are underway at Poag Sand Prairie on Streetcar Road. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants as there are prickly […]

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Event Series Signal Hill Volunteer Day

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom Volunteer Workday

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom Signal Park Lane, Belleville, IL, United States

Come out to Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Belleville, IL) for a volunteer workday every third Friday morning. Help with ongoing restoration efforts to convert this previously abandoned lot into 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 […]

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Bird Migration Walk

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Join us for a walk through Arlington Wetlands. Learn about the birds that call Arlington Wetlands home and the great migration of birds through the Mississippi River flyway. Arlington Wetlands consists of a gravel path, a floating boardwalk, and a mowed path through a prairie. Close-toed shoes are recommended for this walk. We also encourage […]

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Arlington Wetlands Volunteer Workday

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Help keep Arlington Wetlands beautiful and a great home for wildlife by assisting withwith 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 wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. We […]

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Cycle the Parks – Group Bike Ride

Swansea MetroBikeLink Trailhead on Boul Ave 1439 Boul Avenue, Swansea, Illinois

It's Bike Month! Join a group bike ride on several trails in St. Clair County, visiting and learning about some beautiful parks in the process. Participants should bring your own bicycles, helmets, and water. You can join the ride from any of the designated spots (listed below) to get a longer or shorter ride. All […]

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Cactus Blossom Walk

Knoll Family Wildlife Sanctuary 3805 Wanda Road, Edwardsville, Illinois, United States

Did you know that southern Illinois has a native cactus? It's true! The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia cespitosa) is found in the sandy soils along the Mississippi River. Our newest preserve, Knoll Family Wildlife Sanctuary in Edwardsville, has a HUGE population of these plants. They tend to bloom in late May - July. We hope […]

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Exploration Garden Volunteer Workday

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

Help make the Exploration Garden, a natural landscape and educational area at Clinton Hills Conservation Park in Swansea, IL, a haven for birds, butterflies, bees and the resident mammals that live there. Volunteer days at the Exploration Garden happen on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9 am to noon, starting in April 11, […]

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Poag Sand Prairie Restoration Volunteer Day

Poag Sand Prairie 4836 Street Car Rd, Edwardsville, IL, United States

You can help the rare and important wildlife habitat that supports endangered species, such as the Illinois Chorus Frog and Ornate Box Turtle, at a monthly volunteer day in Edwardsville. Sand prairie restoration projects are underway at Poag Sand Prairie on Streetcar Road. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants as there are prickly […]

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Arlington Wetlands Volunteer Workday

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Help keep Arlington Wetlands beautiful and a great home for wildlife by assisting withwith 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 wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. We […]

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Event Series Signal Hill Volunteer Day

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom Volunteer Workday

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom Signal Park Lane, Belleville, IL, United States

Come out to Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Belleville, IL) for a volunteer workday every third Friday morning. Help with ongoing restoration efforts to convert this previously abandoned lot into 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 […]

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*REGISTRATION FULL* Strawberry Full Moon Hike

Silver Lake Park, Highland IL 3099 Highland Park Rd, Highland, Illinois

Join us for a hike under the Strawberry Moon at Highland Silver Lake! REGISTRATION FULL - Register here. "The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Today, […]

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Exploration Garden Volunteer Workday

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

Help make the Exploration Garden, a natural landscape and educational area at Clinton Hills Conservation Park in Swansea, IL, a haven for birds, butterflies, bees and the resident mammals that live there. Volunteer days at the Exploration Garden happen on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 8 am to noon, starting in April 11, […]

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Poag Sand Prairie Restoration Volunteer Day

Poag Sand Prairie 4836 Street Car Rd, Edwardsville, IL, United States

You can help the rare and important wildlife habitat that supports endangered species, such as the Illinois Chorus Frog and Ornate Box Turtle, at a monthly volunteer day in Edwardsville. Sand prairie restoration projects are underway at Poag Sand Prairie on Streetcar Road. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants as there are prickly […]

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