Kaskaskia River Trail Meeting

*Open House Meeting Scheduled for May 20 for Possible River Trail*

HeartLands Conservancy, a non-profit that ‘Invests in the Nature of Southwestern Illinois,’ is working with the Illinois Department of Natural
Resources to study the feasibility of a recreational trail along the Kaskaskia River in southern Illinois. The first phase of the study examines the connection between Fayetteville and New Athens in St. Clair County, Illinois.

Interested stakeholders are invited to learn about the study and provide feedback on different options on May 20, 2015, anytime between 6:00 pm and
8:00 pm at New Athens Village Hall, 905 Spotsylvania Street.

For more information contact Mary Vandevord at (618) 566-4451 x 20 or mary.vandevord@heartlandsconservancy.org


2015 Garden Grant Winners Announced

For the second year, Get Up & Go! has awarded $5000 in grants to start or improve community gardens in St. Clair County. This project helps
meet one of the organization’s main objectives-to promote healthy eating as a strategy to improve the health of St. Clair County residents. Applications were open to any not-for-profit organization in St. Clair County, with emphasis on gardens serving people who have trouble accessing fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Garden Grant Recipient O'Fallon Garden Club 

2015 Get Up & Go! Biathlon

The 5th Annual Get Up & Go! Biathlon will be held August 2, 2015. This event was a 5-mile run followed by a 20-mile bicycle race along the relatively flat, peaceful countryside roads of Belleville, Illinois.

August 2, 2015

Belleville West High School

Click here to visit the Memorial Get Up & Go! Biathlon web site.

 

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Make a difference in your community! Become a member to fund our objectives to improve health in St. Clair County. We have already done many remarkable things but need your help to continue in these efforts.

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Cup Challenge

Particpants who sign up for the Cup Challenge are awarded points for their participation in various walking, running, and biking events.

How much does this cost? Participants pay $10 to be part of the Cup Challenge. Members can sign up at a reduced code of $5.

 

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Getup & Go! Promotes
School Health!

Get Up & Go in St. Clair County IL Encourages Healthier Youth


Get Up & Go! has been making a difference in promoting healthy activities in schools. Twenty-five schools participated in the We Choose Health initiative. Schools are now including physical components to their school functions and events, have conducted health fairs, implemented staff wellness programs, and incorporated a wide variety of health related activities into their daily routine. Check out what each school accomplished. [Read More]