Streambed Restoration and Closure at Powell Preserve

Powell Preserve has been temporarily closed due to damage to the parking area caused by erosion. This closure will last approximately one year to facilitate the streambank restoration process and protect public safety.

The project will be partially funded by a generous grant from the LARE program to keep the preserve open to the public in the future. Organizations in twenty-one Indiana counties will receive funds to use to improve local water bodies, thanks to $1,450,800 in grants awarded by Indiana DNR Director Dan Bortner through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program. LARE grants are funded through the annual LARE fee paid by boat owners when they register their watercraft with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Sycamore is seeking donations to help fund the rest of the restoration work at Powell Preserve, as well as future trailhead improvements and visitor enhancements. To contribute, visit Thank you for helping us protect land and connect more people to nature!
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