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Christian Freitag to leave position at Sycamore Land Trust for the Conservation Law Center

July 19, 2018 Contact: Abby Henkel, Communications Director, Sycamore Land Trust 812-336-5382 ext. 101 Bloomington, Ind. – Christian Freitag, Executive Director of Sycamore Land Trust for the past 18 years, has resigned from his position to become President and Director of the Conservation Law Center, a public-interest nonprofit environmental law firm based in Bloomington. Sycamore Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to preserve the beauty, health,…  [Read More]

Beanblossom Bottoms to close July 9 for trail work

July 2, 2018 Sycamore Land Trust is excited to announce that the popular boardwalk trail at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve will be undergoing a renovation soon, after a weather delay earlier this year. The front portion of the wooden boardwalk trail — the longest of its kind in Indiana — will be replaced with a new design featuring durable, plastic decking material that will last significantly longer than the current…  [Read More]

Sycamore adds 84 acres to Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve

June 8, 2018 We are thrilled to announce that we have added an 84-acre parcel of bottomland to Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve in Monroe County!   This addition expands our footprint of protected land in an ecologically important area. The Beanblossom Creek conservation area contains bottomland and upland forest, wetland, and important habitat for many protected species. The area has been a priority for Sycamore Land Trust since our first…  [Read More]

Sycamore and US Forest Service ad 14 acres to Hoosier National Forest

April 22, 2018 contact: Abby Henkel, Communications Director, Sycamore Land Trust, 812-336-5382  ext. 101 In a collaborative effort, Sycamore Land Trust and the United States Forest Service recently added 14 acres in Monroe County to the expansive Hoosier National Forest (HNF). Fourteen acres might seem like a drop in the bucket when considering the entire HNF covers more than 204,000 acres. But this hilly parcel of hardwood forest located…  [Read More]

Round Up for Sycamore this February at Bloomingfoods

For the month of February, you can round up your total to the nearest dollar at Bloomingfoods and they’ll donate the extra change to Sycamore. You might think 20 cents here and there doesn’t make a difference — but last year, Bloomingfoods shoppers raised $8,124.99 for Sycamore! To participate, simply ask your cashier to Round Up every time you check out at any Bloomingfoods location. Thanks for your support!

Alcoa donates Evansville wetland property to Sycamore Land Trust

January 25, 2018 Alcoa has donated 80 acres of wetland habitat in Evansville, IN, to Sycamore Land Trust for permanent protection. The land contains a rare bald cypress grove and excellent habitat for wildlife, and expands the amount of protected land Sycamore holds in Vanderburgh County. This wetland property is located near, but not adjacent to, Sycamore’s Eagle Slough Natural Area. Eagle Slough is 127 of wonderful wetland and bottomland…  [Read More]

Sycamore to permanently protect old-growth forest at Hoot Woods

A stand of towering old-growth trees in Owen County will soon be protected forever by Sycamore Land Trust. Hoot Woods, which has been in the Hoot family since they emigrated from Germany in 1860, is home to an old-growth beech-maple climax forest. The family is donating 80 acres from their original 160-acre homestead to Sycamore Land Trust. The deal will be complete by the end of 2017. The Hoot family…  [Read More]

Beanblossom Bottoms designated a Wetland of Distinction

Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve, Sycamore’s 598-acre wooded swamp and wetland preserve in Monroe County, was recently designated as a Wetland of Distinction by the Society of Wetland Scientists. The Society of Wetland Scientists, a 3,500-member international society devoted to support and encourage sound wetland science, education, management, and stewardship, launched the Wetlands of Distinction initiative to raise public awareness of wetlands and their many benefits to human health and the…  [Read More]

Sycamore wins Grand Bloomie award

We were so honored to be awarded with the Grand Bloomie award for ad design at Bloom Magazine’s 11th Anniversary Gala on August 10th! It was a privilege to stand among so many other great businesses and their beautiful ad designs. Thanks to the attendees for voting for our ad design! What a fun event at the Indiana Memorial Union.     The photo was taken at our Columbia Mine…  [Read More]

Membership Promotion welcomes new members for half the price

A membership to Sycamore Land Trust demonstrates your commitment to the environment, connects you to hundreds of other supporters, and brings you great benefits including free admission to our outdoor events; our 24-page print newsletter, The Twig; and a car window decal demonstrating your support for Sycamore. Because we’re so excited to welcome you to the Sycamore community, we’re offering a special promotion: through August 31, 2017, you can join for just $20! That saves you $20 off the regular price, and starts…  [Read More]