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Heartland Conservation Alliance

Heartland Conservation Alliance (HCA) proactively conserves, protects, and restores natural lands and open space within the Kansas City region, benefitting 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.

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How to register:  Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Register though the HCA website’s community calendar, the Renew the Blue website, or contact Sarah Benal at



Restoration Workday at the Heartland Overlook Preserve

Cadette   Senior   Ambassador

When: Aug 28, Oct 23, Nov 11, Nov 13, Nov 25, Dec 11, 9AM-12PM

Heartland Conservation Alliance will be leading a group of volunteers in removing invasive bush honeysuckle at The Heartland Overlook Preserve. HCA will provide gloves, tools, sunscreen and bug spray. Training will also be provided at the beginning of the workday.  

The Heartland Overlook Preserve (aka the HOP) is located at 9106 Chestnut Avenue, Kansas City, MO. Parking is available on the property, please pull in past the gate and park along the side. Registration begins at 8:30am.

Visit the Missouri Department of Conservation website for more information about Invasive Bush Honeysuckle.

For more information about Heartland Conservation Alliance's restoration work, visit our website.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, check out the Renew the Blue website.

Questions? Contact Jill Erickson or Sarah Benal at 

Cost: FREE; Please be a sister to our Girl Scout partners. Our partners invest staff and financial resources to provide unique Girl Scout programming at no cost to our girls and their families/troops. This is one of those special opportunities. In order for our partners to continue offering low-cost and free programming to Girl Scouts, please notify them as soon as possible if you can no longer attend.

Materials Needed: Long pants, closed-toe shoes, water bottle

Additional Info: In order to maintain a COVID-safe event, we request that you wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. If you are experiencing Covid symptoms or feel sick, please stay home. 

Volunteers under 16 will need an adult present to assist them and will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver before participating. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver before participating.

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Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self. Learns to identify and solve problems in her community. Displays positive values. Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks. Forms and maintains healthy relationships.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.