We will give you a snapshot of what is happening in the watershed with plenty to get involved in, grant and job opportunities and share stories about our work with our partners to #RenewtheBlue! See some examples of these stories below.

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Past Successes Bring Hope for Future: 2019 Annual Report

May 14, 2020

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June 11, 2020

Students from East High School measure and inventory a Bur Oak tree in Blue Valley Park under guidance from Molly Gosnell, Midwest GeoInfo, and Sarah Crowder, Heartland Tree Alliance. 

After a two-month delay due to COVID-19, high school students from East High School v...

May 14, 2020

East High School students explore the Blue River as part of the fall 2019, 10-week Green Guard Stewardship Training class. The program marked its fourth year at East High School with the largest graduating class size to date. Photo by Sarah Dunne Pickrell.

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Nick Goergen (Urban Tree Specialists) teaches spring 2020 Green Guard Stewardship Training participants how to properly trim a tree in the 14 acres of forest at East High School. Photo Credit: Sarah Dunne Pickrell.
 

The Shumaker Family Foundation supports local social...

April 9, 2020

As we venture into 2020, Heartland Conservation Alliance marks its eighth year serving the Kansas City Metro by working collaboratively to protect important natural areas. We have focused efforts and resources on the Blue River Watershed. We wrapped up 2019 with exciti...

February 14, 2020

Dr. Heidi Mehl shows the competing native mussel (pictured left) and invasive clam (pictured right) found in the Blue River headwaters.


“We have an opportunity with the Blue River to show that smart urban growth is not only possible, it is the economically responsible...