November - January


Frog Frolic                          Date TBD

Join us for a celebration of amphibians and wetlands in Pontoon Beach! More info coming soon!

Annual Dinner                     April 19, 2018

The Annual Dinner features a speaker and information about conservation topics affecting southwestern Illinois. More info TBA


Silver Creek Stream Monitoring                        Date TBD

Get down in the creek and help us monitor the health of Silver Creek with hands-on training. 


Bats, Scorpions & Stars Night Hike                        Date TBD

Join biologist Vona on a night hike up the bluffs. We will try to net some bats so we can see them up close. If we're lucky, we'll also see some scorpions and the stars!


9th Annual Field to Fork                        July 21, 2018

Field to Fork is our annual fundraiser featuring local food from southwestern Illinois farms prepared by local chefs in an elaborate, beautiful 6-course meal. More information is available on the Field to Fork page.


Poisonous Plants of the Region                Date TBD

Join botanist Molly Hacker as she helps us identify the poisonous plants found in southwestern Illinois.


Resilient Communities Event                Date TBD 2018

Each year we offer at least one seminar for communities in southwestern Illinois.

November 2018 - January 2019

Jingle Hike Challenge               November 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018

HeartLands Conservancy challenges you to get outside this winter and explore parks in the Metro East. From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, Jingle Bells will be tied on trees in 12 parks throughout our region. Find one, take a photo, post it to social media with #jinglehike and be entered to win prizes. Visit 6 or more and be entered to win a grand prize. The first person to identify the tree correctly gets bonus entries. More info