Heartland Conservation Alliance

The Heartland Conservation Alliance proactively conserves, protects and restores 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.

HCA accomplishes its goals through collaboration with a network of public and private organizations and agencies that share its goals, values, and objectives, and through public outreach and education. Through our Education and Outreach Program we provide our Green Guard Stewardship Program to communities in the Blue River Watershed. These community classes train members to take care of the green spaces in their neighborhoods.

Heartland Conservation Alliance’s Youth Council is made of passionate people between the ages of 14-24 who want to make change in Kansas City. Youth Council combines grassroots efforts to combat Climate Change. Through strategic meetings, workshops, and collaborating with non-profits, city departments, corporations and state agencies, councilmembers have the opportunity to organize, plan, and implement systems to make a healthier Kansas City.
The Youth Council meets six times a year, with the opportunity to attend workshops or meet in smaller groups as they decide. Meetings offer open and engaging discussions on the focus project, as well as a time for big-picture strategic planning.

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Opportunities Offered

  • After school/out of school
  • Field trip
  • Internships

Focus Areas

  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering