Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving land and connecting people to nature


Sycamore Land Trust

Annual Celebration

Save the date: Friday, October 20, 2017

6pm at the Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., Bloomington


The 27th Anniversary Annual Celebration will feature fascinating talks, exciting live and silent auctions full of exclusive items, a video premiere created by Blueline, live music from the Jacobs School of Music, local beer and wine donated by Upland and Oliver, and a delicious dinner. All in support of Sycamore’s important work in conservation and environmental education.



$75 per person, or host a table of 8 for $500 (save $100!). Table hosts receive great recognition benefits in addition to the joy of supporting conservation, including your name on this page, in the printed event program for nearly 400 people, at your table, and on a poster at the event.

Tickets are sold out so we have removed the online ticket form. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm!



Event sponsors help Sycamore reach our financial goal that enables us to protect land and connect people to nature, while enjoying great recognition benefits. To become an event sponsor or learn more, please contact Ann Connors: 812-336-5382 ext. 104 or Please help us thank our sponsors for being a part of this important event!



The live and silent auctions raise important funding for our work because of the generous businesses and individuals who donate goodie baskets, services, vacation opportunities, art, and all sorts of items that our attendees bid on. All businesses that donate to the silent auction receive recognition benefits. To learn more or make a donation, contact Shayna Steingard:

The donation form is available to print or fill out online.

This year’s auction is going to be better than ever, with an incredible assortment of items donated by earth-friendly businesses from southern Indiana and across the country. New this year will be our first live auction! We’ll announce the items to bid on, as well as all the names of the auction donors, later this summer. There’s a lot to look forward to, all in the name of conservation!



The Courtyard by Marriott hotel is connected to the Monroe Convention Center, where the event will be held. The Courtyard has generously offered our attendees a special one-night rate of $159. To book your room at this rate, please contact Chris Latta directly at No matter what hotel you choose to stay at, we recommend making your reservations early, as fall is a very busy time for IU football and tourism in Bloomington and hotel rooms will fill up fast.



New this year, we will be recognizing our four award winners with short videos created by Blue Ace Media. Honorees include:

  • Barbara Restle Lifetime Conservation Award: Lee Sterrenburg
  • Volunteer of the Year: Vicky Meretsky
  • Conservation Business of the Year: Loren Wood Builders
  • Friend of Sycamore: Darlene Gerster


2016 Photos































See photos from the 2016 Annual Celebration.

Photos by Synthia Steiman


Annual Celebration Archive

Annual Celebration 2015

Annual Celebration 2014

Annual Celebration 2013

Annual Celebration 2012