Heartland Conservation Alliance

Founded in 2012 by a group of citizens who care deeply for the beautiful places in our city, Heartland Conservation Alliance protects natural areas for the enjoyment and benefit of all. Kansas City is home to hundreds of beautiful places. It is also home to hundreds of dedicated individuals, organizations, and government agencies protecting, restoring, and caring for our region’s natural resources.

By leveraging our ideas and strengths we will have a collective impact on the health of natural communities and make a long-term difference. Heartland Conservation Alliance is an alliance of conservation groups and entities intentionally collaborating toward common goals. While we consider our service area to be the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area, our current geographic focus is the Blue River Watershed.

HCA is a 501(c)3 organization and together with our Board, Steering Council, Work Groups and Alliance members, we convene interested stakeholders, pool resources, conserve natural resources for people, wildlife and ecosystems. We educate landowners, neighborhood residents, youth, adults and policy makers. We connect people to nature.

Check out our Community Calendar for volunteer opportunities and other events hosted by our partners.

Interested in restoring the health of the Blue River? Visit joinrenewtheblue.org to learn about efforts to preserve this valuable resource for future generations.

Opportunities Offered

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

Focus Areas

  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering