Arlington Wetlands Workday

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Help restore Arlington Wetlands by assisting with invasive species removal, native plantings, and trash clean-up.

Bluebird Box Build Session

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

Volunteers will assist in constructing pre-cut bluebird boxes for Arlington Wetlands. The Conservation Team will give a short presentation on bluebird box design, walk through a short tutorial on constructing the bluebird boxes, then assist volunteers in constructing bluebird boxes. The event will occur at the HLC office from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Attendance will be […]

Herbicide Training for Volunteers

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

Preserving natural areas for wildlife includes removing and controlling the spread of plants that don't belong and cause harm to the ecosystem. Sometimes the only way to do this is with herbicide. This training is for volunteers to learn to safely use herbicides and identify the invasive plant species that will be treated. Participants will […]

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 […]

Full Moon Hike: Bohm Woods to Drda Woods

Bohm Woods Nature Preserve 4207 Bohm School Rd, Edwardsville, Illinois

Sold Out! Become a creature of the night with HLC. Join us as we traverse the trails from Bohm Woods Nature Preserve to Drda Woods. HLC staff and volunteers will lead participants on a 2 mile hike under the light of the full moon. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes, bringing a flash light, and providing […]

Exploration Garden Volunteer Workday

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

Even native plants need a little help when it comes to weeds. Join us for a weeding session in the newly installed demonstration gardens.

Tree Stewards Session 1

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

In session 1, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases

Meanderings LIVE!

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

Sold Out! If you'd like to be added to the waiting list please contact Kim O'Bryan | Director of Development & Events at kim.obryan@heartlandsconservancy.org. What once was a two-page office photo-copied HeartLands Conservancy newsletter called Commonfields has now become the much loved glossy magazine, Meanderings. Watch as it changes again to a live show. Join […]

Tree Stewards Session 2

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

In session 2, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases

Online Fall Native Plant Sale

Online IL, United States

The HeartLands Conservancy Online Fall 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 […]

Tree Stewards Session 3

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

In session 3, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases

Tree Stewards Session 4

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

In session 4, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases

Exploration Garden Volunteer Day

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. Please register below.

Online Fall Native Plant Sale CLOSES

Online IL, United States

The HeartLands Conservancy Online Fall 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 […]

Tree Stewards Session 5

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

In session 5, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases Guest Presenter: Phil Cox

Tree Stewards Session 6 – Insects and Diseases

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

In session 6, Chris Evans from the University of Illinois Extension will train Tree Stewards on Insects and Diseases that affect trees.

Fall Native Plant Sale Volunteers

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

Volunteers are critical to a successful Plant Sale Pick Up Day. In the spring of 2022, 22 volunteers provided 69 hours of assistance to help get over 1500 plants and trees to their new homes.  Volunteers will help sort and organize plants, assist customers in fulfilling orders, and help clean up and break down the […]

Free

Online Fall Native Plant Sale | ORDER PICK UP

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

In person pickup, Saturday, September 24th at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park Pavilion.

Tree Stewards Graduation

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

The Tree Stewards Graduation will be held on September 27th, 5:00 PM - 7:00PM at Arlington Wetlands (Arlington Drive, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040). We will be planting trees as the final step of the program and holding a ceremony to congratulate program participants. Come out to plant trees with us as and learn from our […]

Exploration Garden Volunteer Day

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. Please register below.

PDP Second Informational Open House

Kappa House 5101 Lake Drive, Cahokia Heights, Illinois, United States

Join HLC for the second Prairie du Pont informational open house. The open house is an excellent opportunity for individuals in the local community and affected areas to meet with partners working in the watershed to learn about the Prairie du Pont watershed restoration and resilience. Through increased funding, parties have started planning and designing […]

Buds & Bark: Winter Tree ID

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

Whether you want to increase your tree identification skills for recreational and educational purposes, or want a leg-up on the competition for HLC's 2022 Jingle Hike, this brief class is the perfect opportunity to learn some of the key features and techniques used for tree identification in the winter!   How to come prepared:This event […]

Jingle Mingle Packet Pick-up

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

Thank you for registering for the 2022 Jingle Hike Challenge! For participants who declined shipping and selected to pick-up their challenge packets in person we'll see you at this years Jingle Mingle Packet Pick-up at the HeartLands Conservancy Belleville office. Registered participants will be able to pick up their t-shirt and map packets as well […]

Signal Hill Volunteer Day (11/18)

CANCELED!! 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 […]

Arlington Wetlands Volunteer Workday (11/19)

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

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