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Sycamore Land Trust purchases 115 acres to restore along Beanblossom Creek

For immediate release June 15, 2017 Contact: Abby Perfetti, Communications Director, Sycamore Land Trust abby@sycamorelandtrust.org, 812-336-5382 ext. 101 Bloomington, Ind. – Sycamore Land Trust recently purchased two properties totaling 115 acres near Beanblossom Creek in Monroe County, part of the Beanblossom Creek Bicentennial Conservation Area, one of only five such designated areas in the state. This acquisition adds valuable uplands to a critical area of wetlands and bottomland hardwood forest,…  [Read More]

Sycamore to receive donation from Lucky’s Market

For immediate release May 19, 2017 Contact Abby Perfetti, Communications Director Sycamore Land Trust 812-336-5382 ext 101 abby@sycamorelandtrust.org   Lucky’s Market announces three nonprofits to be funded by shoppers’ donations Bloomington, Ind. – Lucky’s Market in Bloomington has announced the three local nonprofits that will be recipients of Bags for Change, the grocery store’s program that raises funds for local causes. The three recipients are Sycamore Land Trust, Habitat for…  [Read More]

New Sycamore shirts for sale at JL Waters

We have a brand new t-shirt for sale at JL Waters! All the proceeds support Sycamore Land Trust. The shirt design features a great horned owl with the names of Sycamore’s most popular nature preserves hand-lettered by local designer Danielle Lucas. The soft, heather green t-shirt was printed by Underground Printing and is just the right combination of sturdy and comfy. See it for yourself at JL Waters on the square…  [Read More]

Now Hiring: Land Stewardship Manager

We are seeking a full-time Land Stewardship Manager to coordinate the monitoring and management of Sycamore’s increasing number of nature preserves and conservation easements, which currently consist of over 80 properties and total more than 9,000 acres in southern Indiana. This position will work with other Sycamore staff and volunteers to fulfill Sycamore’s land protection goals and to meet Land Trust Alliance accreditation requirements related to land stewardship and acquisition….  [Read More]

Now Hiring: part-time Nature Preserve Monitors

Sycamore is hiring for two part-time positions monitoring a popular nature preserve on weekends through October. The individuals must have great customer service skills, an understanding of Sycamore’s mission, and the ability to track visitation data. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. See the job description and details.

Sycamore Land Trust welcomes new Administrative Director and board member

February 6, 2017 Sycamore Land Trust is pleased to announce the hiring of their new Administrative Director, Susan Haislip. She joined Sycamore’s five other full-time staff in October of 2016, after more than a decade as the Director of Operations and Finance at Wesselman Nature Society in Evansville. A veteran of the US Army, Haislip served as the HQ Battalion Logistical Officer at Ft. Meade, Maryland. As the Administrative Director…  [Read More]

Winter sowing bee at Fish Creek Preserve

By Gillian Harris This article originally appeared in The Herald-Times on Saturday, January 7, 2017 and is reprinted here with permission from the author. On a frigid Friday in December, folks have gathered at Myriam Wood’s Fish Creek Preserve to start the plants of future springs and summers. It is the annual winter seed-sowing at Myriam’s home-away-from-Bloomington, a property adjacent to Owen-Putnam State Forest, and now placed in a conservation…  [Read More]

Sycamore Land Trust opens new preserve on Lake Monroe

By Carol Kugler This article was originally published in The Herald-Times on December 5, 2016 Visitors to Sycamore Land Trust’s newest preserve will discover scenic views of Lake Monroe from a trail along a wooded ridge down to the water. The 48-acre Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve opens to visitors Monday. An eight-vehicle parking lot is ready for hikers, bird watchers and others who want to walk through the hardwood…  [Read More]

Sycamore Land Trust’s Native Plant Project receives financial support from the Duke Energy Foundation

October 4, 2016 Contact: Abby Perfetti, Communications Director Sycamore Land Trust PO Box 7801 Bloomington, IN 47407 (812) 336-5382 x101 abby@sycamorelandtrust.org Bloomington, Ind. – Sycamore Land Trust, the conservation nonprofit that protects land in southern Indiana, has received an important grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for Sycamore’s Environmental Education Program. The grant of $9,976 was presented at a ceremony at Sycamore’s headquarters in Bloomington on September 26. Funding from…  [Read More]

Indiana State Botanist/Plant Ecologist to speak at Sycamore Land Trust event

Contact: Abby Perfetti, Communications Director Sycamore Land Trust PO Box 7801 Bloomington, IN 47407 (812) 336-5382 x101 abby@sycamorelandtrust.org Bloomington, Ind. – For 34 years, Michael Homoya has been the Indiana State Botanist/Plant Ecologist at the Department of Natural Resources. He’s learned a few things about plants in this time – enough to write two books so far, Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana and Orchids of Indiana, as well as many…  [Read More]