HeartLands Conservancy to honor Edwardsville at 30th anniversary celebration


HeartLands Conservancy is celebrating 30 years of conservation in southwestern Illinois by hosting a benefit dinner on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat on Friday, Oct. 25. The event features a buffet dinner, Tesla Weekend Raffle and live music by Fine to Drive.

In addition to the evening’s festivities, the city of Edwardsville will be receiving one of HeartLands Conservancy’s coveted Green Leaf awards for its dedication to creating sustainable habitats for wildlife in their community. A recent example of their efforts include the upcoming (Oct. 25) planting of more than 400 native trees in the William C. Drda Woods – one of the state’s oldest hardwood forests. These trees will serve as a buffer for the woods, adding to the forests’ ecological impact.

Timelines of HeartLands’ achievements from the last 30 years will be available for attendees to view, as well as other nostalgic items from the organizations past. Members of HeartLands’ staff will also serve as a tour guides, pointing out important geographic details and natural features while the boat travels up the Mississippi River.

Tickets are $40 per individual or $65 per individual + open bar. For additional event details, or to register, contact Kim O’Bryan, director of Development & Events, (618) 566-4451 ext. 10, kim.obryan@heartlandsconservancy.org or register on the website: https://www.heartlandsconservancy.org/annualdinner.php

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