Heartland Pathways

 The Heartland Pathways project was founded in 1987, a product of vision, chance, and energy. The Illinois Central Railroad was divesting itself of unneeded corridors throughout the region. The window of opportunity was brief, but prairie supporters responded. Heartland Pathways purchased three separate segments near each other totalling 33 miles and more than 330 acres. Much of this land included valuable prairie remnants.

Heartland Pathways was formed with help from Educational Resources in Environmental Science (ERES), an established area conservation organization. Included in the 33-mile purchase were three magnificent truss bridges -- two across heavily wooded sections of the Sangamon River and one at the western end of Heartland Pathways, across Salt Creek near Clinton.

Contact Heartland Pathways

115 N Market St
Champaign, Illinois  61820-4004
Phone: (217) 351-1911
Fax: (217) 356-5292


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