Celebrate World Wetlands Day Hike
- Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve
- Friday, February 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
‘Wetlands and Human Wellbeing’ is the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2024 to spotlight the connection between wetlands and human life and emphasize the critical need for human stewardship of these essential ecosystems.
Celebrate by joining Sycamore Land Trust for a guided hike through Beanblossom Bottoms on World Wetlands Day to experience the majesty of the wetland in winter and learn about the benefits of our work to conserve and restore wetlands in Southern Indiana.
Why World Wetlands Day?
Wetlands are considered among the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems in the world. They contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, world economies and more. There were once over 5.6 million acres of wetlands in Indiana and 25% of our state was covered in bogs, fens, wet prairies, dune and swales, marshes, and swamps. Over 85% of Indiana’s wetlands have been lost since with most of the habitat drained and converted to agricultural land. Wetlands now cover less than 4% of Indiana. Sycamore Land Trust and our conservation partners strive to protect remaining wetlands as well as work to restore wetlands on our preserves.
Learn more about wetlands and Sycamore’s work to protect and restore them in the article “Our Vital Wetlands,” by Kate Hammel, Communications Director, published in the Summer 2021 “Wetlands Issue” of The Twig, Sycamore’s membership magazine.