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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Community Support Protects Nature in Metro KC

December 26, 2019

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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...

January 14, 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...

December 26, 2019

Panelists share personal stories of connecting to nature. Carl Stafford (pictured far left) emceed the program.


Each year, Heartland Conservation Alliance hosts the Annual Partnership Summit to celebrate the work of Alliance members and partners working together to pr...

December 26, 2019

More than 150 attended Fall in Love with Nature at Camp Branch Glade Park in Johnson County this fall hosted by Blue River Conservation Collaboration partners. Photo credit: Jill Erickson.

This has been a significant year for Heartland Conservation Alliance and our Alli...

December 26, 2019

(LEFT) HCA partnered with Blue River Watershed Association and Boys Grow to test water quality at Municipal Farm in June. (RIGHT) Volunteers planted 53 fruit-bearing trees with Giving Grove at the March Municipal Farm Community Day.

Heartland Conservation Alli...

September 12, 2019

Chandler Little Eagle and Ayana Curran-Howes are forces to be reckoned with when it comes to battling honeysuckle at Municipal Farm.

My position with Heartland Conservation Alliance as AmeriCorps VISTA Outdoor Education Coordinator has come to an end. AmeriCorps VISTA m...

August 16, 2019

Photos: (Above left) Kara Tweedy, left, and Drew Arensberg, right, have worked to restore two vacant lots in the Mt. Hope Neighborhood. There are an estimated 3,900 vacant houses and lots in the UNI neighborhoods. (Above right) Clearing the lot has been challenging. On...