Sycamore Land Trust receives Bloomington Commission on Sustainability Award

May 30, 2019

Sycamore Land Trust was one of four honorees to receive an award from the City of Bloomington Commission on Sustainability. The awards recognize “individuals, companies, and nonprofits that have accomplished significant economic, environmental, or social contributions to the city’s sustainable development.”

Together with Hoosier Hill Food Bank, Sycamore received the 2019 Nonprofit Sustainability Award after being nominated anonymously and selected by the Commission. Sycamore is proud to share the 2019 award with Hoosier Hills, along with the honorees of the Individual (Anne Hedin) and Business (Bloomington Cleaners) awards.

“We are grateful to the Commission for this recognition, and honored to be seen as a role model for environmental protection in Bloomington,” says John Lawrence, Executive Director for Sycamore Land Trust. “Since 1990 Sycamore has been dedicated to preserving wild places in southern Indiana, restoring habitat for plants and wildlife, and connecting people to nature through environmental education. Standing alongside these other champions of the environment and sustainability motivates us to continue this important work, and reminds us that everyone can make an impact.”

The awards were presented at the Bloomington City Council meeting on May 29, 2019. Sycamore’s growth in protected land — from 38 acres in 1990 to 9,777 today — and environmental education that reached over 6,800 participants in 2018 were cited among the accomplishments that earned Sycamore the award.

Learn more about how you can help Sycamore restore nature by becoming a member.