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Alliance Services Program Update

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

For the past seven years, Heartland Conservation Alliance has hosted the Annual Partnership Summit to celebrate essential partners and collaborative efforts restoring and protecting nature in the Kansas City region. We were so excited to host this year’s celebration at the newly-acquired Heartland Overlook Preserve (AKA, the HOP.) While tickets were sold out, the weather kept some at home for the day. Our warmest thanks to the sponsors, volunteers and Alliance partners who made this year's event so successful! 

Our speakers included:

Carl Stafford, Funder & Lead Concept Specialist, MY REGION WINS!, Magali Rojas, HCA Youth Council, Brian Nowotny, Deputy Director for Park Operations, Jackson County Parks and Recreation, Derek, Urban Trail Co., Jonathan Riley, HCA Green Guard Steward, Jellie Duckworth, Community Organizer, Westside Housing Organization, Jerry Jost, Executive Director, Kansas Land Trust, Roosevelt Lyons, Deputy Director, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, Robert Woods II, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department Programs Specialist for Kansas City, Missouri,and Matt Davis, Rock Island Program Manager, Jackson County Parks and Recreation.

Partnership Fair Exhibitors included:

MO Hives, Missouri Stream Teams, urban Trail Co., Exploring Roots, Hoxie Collective, Clement Waters, and Missouri Organics.


HCA’s Annual Partnership Survey is live! It takes about 5 minutes and it's up until December 31. You can find it here.

The Annual Partnership Survey evaluates our ability to provide support, resources and information as well as increase connectivity and engage new stakeholders. The survey informs HCA's work and direction. We measure success by the feedback we receive about our ability to connect, convene and conserve in the Blue River watershed.

The survey should not take more than five minutes to complete. We are looking for everyone’s feedback. If you have ever joined us in a workday, participated in a Work Group, partnered with us to put on an event, we want to hear from you. The feedback we get every year ensures our work as an Alliance stays relevant to the community, and we are effectively engaging and empowering. The Annual Partnership Survey informs the Partnership Work Group’s goals and planning for future years.


The next Partnership Work Group will be Tuesday, 12/1/20 at 5:30 PM. We welcome you to participate in our Community Work Groups. Contact us at for more information.

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