Discover a Pond

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

Let’s go fishing and learn about pond wildlife at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park! Learn the basics of fishing and try to catch (and release) a fish. Bring your own fishing pole or use one we provide. Keep an eye out for Chomps, the resident beaver!This event is part of our WADE (Watershed Adventures and Discovery […]

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Discover a Wetland: Firefly Walk

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

Arlington Wetlands We have a very special guest for our upcoming Discover a Wetland - Firefly Walk! It's Dr. Jake Williams from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Biological Sciences Department! He is going to teach us about fireflies as the sun sets & they begin to emerge! He'll also help guide us through the BioBlitz leading […]

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Sustainable Yard Management

Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, Illinois
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Wings and Things Bioblitz

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

Join us at the Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom on Friday, September 17 to count butterflies, bees, and other flying things! There will be two sessions; 9 - 11 am during the recurring monthly volunteer time and in the afternoon from 2 - 4 pm to help children and families who stop by on the way […]

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Wings and Things Bioblitz

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

Join us at the Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom on Friday, September 17 to count butterflies, bees, and other flying things! There will be two sessions; 9 - 11 am during the recurring monthly volunteer time and in the afternoon from 2 - 4 pm to help children and families who stop by on the way […]

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Volunteer: Exploration Garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park

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

Help out at the Exploration Garden! Volunteers will be clearing existing beds and planting native wildflowers. Hand saws, loppers, hand shovels, rakes, gloves, and close-toed shoes are recommended. Some tools will be available to borrow.

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Volunteer: Drda Woods

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

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering at Drda Woods in Edwardsville. Volunteers will be working on invasive plant removal and trail building. Meet in the Bohm Woods parking area on New Poag Road. Hand saws, loppers, gloves, and boots are recommended. Some tools will be available to borrow.

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Volunteer: Heart Garden Rain Garden Planting

Heart Garden 806 S. High Street, Belleville, Illinois

Come to the Heart Garden orchard lot to help plant the new rain gardens! Volunteers can bring their own shovles and gloves.

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Fantastic Beasts: How to Find Them

Horseshoe Lake State Park 3321 Highway 111, Pontoon Beach, Illinois, United States

Photo Credit: US Fish & Wildlife Service Come out to Horseshoe Lake State Park in Madison County on Saturday, October 2 from 9:30 -11:30 am for a family-friendly event all about animals and their habitats. Guests will rotate between stations to learn about birds and mammals native to Illinois and participate in hands-on learning activities […]

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Fall Hike at Schon Park

Ray M. Schon Park 156 N Main Street, Glen Carbon, Illinois

“Fall into Hiking” during this easy, mostly paved hiking trail through Ray M. Schon Park and the adjacent natural area at Greenspace North. Schon Park is located across the road from Glen Carbon Village Hall (151 N. Main Street). The rolling hills and forest provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely hike. Bring your own […]

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Arlington Wetlands Volunteer Day

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Come out to Arlington Wetlands (Arlington Drive, Pontoon Beach, IL) for a volunteer stewardship day. Help install signs, plant buttonbush, pick up trash liter, and remove invasive plants from the prairie and woodland.

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Buds & Bark Hike – Winter Tree ID

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

Hikers will explore the winding, looping trails of Willoughby Farm while also learning some tips and tricks for Winter Tree Identification. (Remember: Correct tree species identification during the Jingle Hike Challenge earns bonus entries!) The trails at Willoughby Farm are considered moderate with hilly terrain; the paths are mostly dirt or mulch. The well-marked and […]

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