From our hearts, we thank all who have supported the launch of the campaign and the success of our Annual Summit.

If you didn't get a chance to join us, you can still contribute by texting "NeedNature" to 44-321 or clicking the link below. We appreciate your help in protecting our natural resources.


Nature is essential.

This is the year of “essential.” As COVID-19 progressed into a global health crisis, we are reminded just how important it is to have access to nature. Join Heartland Conservation Alliance and our partners for a family-friendly, socially-distanced adventure weekend on October 17 & 18.


Local Food Trucks
Polar Oasis
41 Pizza


Woodland Trail Hikes
Nature Activities and Education

*The Saturday “into the woods” event was postponed due to COVID.


Exploring Roots

Henderson Engineers
Trek Bicycle of Lee’s Summit
Habitat Architects
Vista Productions
Country Club Bank
KC Water
Heart to Heart International
Urban Cafe

Each fall we gather to celebrate our partners and the work being done throughout the Blue River Watershed at our Partnership Summit. This celebration is an essential event each year because community conservation work is a long-term process where successes, big and small, can get lost in the hustle to serve our communities. It is critical that we pause to acknowledge the hard-earned accomplishments of our partners to enable future successes. 


Our Summit is and always will be free as a part of our commitment to making conservation more inclusive and accessible to all of our partners. We have seen attendance and sponsorship triple since our first Partnership Summit in 2014.

Our mission is to proactively conserve, protect and restore natural lands and open space within the Kansas City region, benefiting the community and future generations by improving water quality, creating recreational opportunities, protecting life and property, and preserving our natural and cultural heritage. We do this by collaborating with a network of public and private organizations and agencies that share our goals, values and objectives; and through public outreach and education. We are on the ground, promoting and preserving vibrant, resilient rivers and stream corridors that protect from flooding and provide beautiful places to enjoy. Our greenways are revitalizing neighborhoods and connecting a regional trail network that benefits all of the residents of our region.