Wings and Things Bioblitz

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

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 […]

Free

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.

Free

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.

Free

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.

Free

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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.

Free

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 […]

Free

HLC Native Plant Sale

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

Native plants are more than pretty flowers. The nutritious pollen and nectar of native wildflowers attract butterflies and pollinators. The leafy green growth of native plants is a snack for insect herbivores. Songbirds flutter about native plants as they feed on insects and seeds. Native plants reconnect your yard to the ecosystem as evidenced by […]

Free

Arlington Wetlands Workday

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Come out to Arlington Wetlands (Arlington Drive, Pontoon Beach, IL) for a volunteer wetlands workday. Help restore Arlington Wetlands by assisting with winter pruning and invasive removal.

Free

Metro East Tree Week

Various Locations IL, United States

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Friday, April 22 at 6:30 pm: White Oak Society Tour Exclusive White Oak Society Earth Day Tour of Poag Sand Prairie Monday, April 25: Community Tree Distribution Day As part of Tree Week 2022, […]

Free

White Oak Society Tour | Metro East Tree Week

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Friday, April 22 at 6:30 pm: White Oak Society Tour Exclusive White Oak Society Earth Day Tour of Poag Sand Prairie White Oak Society Members can participate in an exclusive Earth Day Tour from […]

Free

Arlington Wetlands Workday

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Celebrate Earth Day by coming out to Arlington Wetlands (Arlington Drive, Pontoon Beach, IL) for a volunteer wetlands workday! Help restore Arlington Wetlands by assisting with invasive species removal, native plantings, and trash clean-up. Volunteers will receive a White Oak seedling to take home.

Free

Community Tree Distribution Day | Metro East Tree Week

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

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Monday, April 25: Community Tree Distribution Day As part of Tree Week 2022, HeartLands Conservancy will be providing over 150 free trees for communities and community organizations for planting in public places. Requests will […]

Free

Tree ID at HLC | Metro East Tree Week

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

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Tuesday, April 26: Tree ID at HLC HLC will host a short tree identification course. This event will include a brief presentation on how to identify trees, common trees of Illinois, a sunset city […]

Free

Kids Experience Day with Fairmont City Schools | Metro East Tree Week

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We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Wednesday, April 27: Kids Experience Day with Fairmont City Schools HLC will partner with Fairmont City and Kreitner Elementary School to provide a hands-on, experiential field trip for students to engage in tree planting […]

Free

Tree City USA Informational Session | Metro East Tree Week

Online IL, United States

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Thursday, April 28: Tree City USA Informational Session HLC and Michael Brunk from Illinois Department of Natural Resources will host an informational webinar for municipalities and communities interested in becoming a Tree City USA. […]

Free

Tree Planting Day | Metro East Tree Week

Various Locations IL, United States

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Friday, April 29: Tree Planting Day Celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Planting in your community! HLC invites communities who received community trees to share via social media your tree planting event. For any […]

Free

Native Plant Sale Volunteers

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 Online Native Plant Sale order pick-up at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park is perfect for you. Volunteers will help […]

Free

HLC Native Plant Sale Order Pick Up

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

HLC Native Plant Sale Order Pick Up will be held at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, IL 62226 For more information, please contact Eric Wright our Land Conservation Program Manager 618-566-4451 ext. 23eric.wright@heartlandsconservancy.org

Free

Members Hike with CEO at Bohm Woods Nature Preserve

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

Members Hike with CEO at Bohm Woods Nature Preserve Join us on what is sure to be an amazing member only hike with our CEO, Mary Vandevord! Bohm Woods Nature Preserve is the only remaining Grade A old-growth forest in Madison County. We will look for woodland wildflowers in bloom and listen for birds that […]

Free

Volunteer: Exploration Garden Workday

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

Come plant with us! From 9:00am-11:00am on Saturday, May 14th we will be creating a rain garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Exploration Garden in Swansea, IL. We will provide garden gloves, water, and hand trowels.

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.

WADE: Discover a Wetland! Firefly Hike

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WADE: Watershed Adventures and Discovery Experience Program is BACK for its second year! On June 17th at 8:30PM, bring your headlamp and join HeartLands Conservancy and SIUE Entomologist Dr. Jason Williams at Arlington Wetlands for a guided firefly hike! We will learn about fireflies, wetlands, frogs, and more.