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Heartwood hosts two gatherings each year. In the spring we meet over the Memorial Day holiday weekend for the annual Forest Council, where we focus on the work we do and prepare ourselves for the year ahead. IN the fall we gather to celebrate our victories, mourn our losses, refresh our spirits, and renew our friendships at the place where Heartwood was founded.

This year the weekend is geared towards recruiting new coordinating council members, building the capacity of the organization, and preparing for the challenges of the future that we face today. Pre-registration required

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The latest Heartbeat is available! Click here for a PDF version, or become a member to receive print versions. Heartbeat is the biannual newsletter of the Heartwood community, with a Spring and a Fall issue timed to coincide with our two annual Events. Circulation is distributed throughout the Heartwood region and to all our Member Groups. We welcome your volunteer contributions!

Send your campaign updates, campfire yarns, socio-political insights, poetry, art, photos, rants or recipes to our Editorial Committee at for consideration.

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2023 Heartood Forest Council

Please join us for the 31st Annual Heartwood Forest Council, May 26th—29th, Memorial Day Weekend.

Camp Rivervale

Mitchell, IN

Click Here to learn more!


Heartwood gives a thundering Thank-You to our growing community of co-sponsors, the groups and individuals who help underwrite the costs of putting on this event. There is still time to register, please visit our web page and let us know you're coming so that we have enough food for everybody!

View the cosponsor list

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