Sycamore Land Trust


The Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill. Photo by Jeff Danielson.

Turkey Tire Roll

Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill, near Nashville

Saturday, November 22, 1 – 4 p.m.

Get some exercise before Thanksgiving by cleaning up an old tire dump at the preserve. Just think: every tire you roll is worth a drumstick! Bring work gloves and dress for the outdoors. Meet at Sycamore’s office to carpool from Bloomington at 1 p.m., or meet at the preserve at 1:30 p.m.; directions available when you RSVP. Volunteer by November 20. E-mail or call 812-336-5382 x105      

Cedar Crest in the snow

Holiday Open House

Cedar Crest, 4898 E Heritage Woods Rd, Bloomington

Friday, December 5, 5-8 p.m.

Members and friends are invited to Sycamore’s headquarters for merrymaking. Come as you are; stay for a few minutes or a few hours. Light refreshments and drinks will be available. No RSVP necessary.          

Farm Succession, Estate, and Conservation Planning Workshop

Haw Creek Heritage Center, Bartholomew County

Thursday, December 11, 9 am – 4 pm

Save the date for this special workshop hosted by Purdue Extension. Presenters will include Sycamore Land Trust Executive Director Christian Freitag on Conservation Easements, Attorney Jeff Washburn on Farm Estate Planning, Purdue Professor David Evans on important conversations on asset transfer, and Purdue Ag Economics faculty on Farm Succession. Rafael Vega will speak on expanded USDA programs for conservation easements on agricultural land. Registration will open on October 13 and…  [Read More]

Winter at Touch the Earth Nature Area.

Weekday Walkers Winter Wonderland

Touch the Earth Natural Area, near Columbus

Friday, January 16, 10-11:30 a.m.

Still getting over holiday stress? Developing cabin fever? Winter is no time to stay indoors! Join David Rupp for a stroll through the various habitats at Touch the Earth Natural Area. Bring binoculars in case we run into some of the birds that spend the winter in our area, species like pine siskin, red-breasted nuthatch, or possibly a hermit thrush. Meet at the K-mart parking lot on Bloomington’s east side…  [Read More]

touchstone wellness sign

Weekly Meditation Benefit

Touchstone Wellness, Bloomington

Wednesdays, 12:15-12:45 pm

Touchstone Wellness Massage & Yoga hosts a weekly Mindful Meditation session that offers you a brief respite from your busy day, while raising money for Sycamore Land Trust. These sessions are free and open to anyone who wishes to try the simple practice of sitting in stillness. There is a very short introduction to meditation at the beginning of each gathering to orient first-timers. The style of meditation is breath-centered…  [Read More]