Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving land and connecting people to nature


Sycamore Land Trust

Annual Celebration









Our Annual Celebration is our largest and most important fundraising event of the year with 350 attendees. Proceeds enable Sycamore Land Trust to protect more land in Southern Indiana, educate more people, and continue to run a business-minded organization

Event festivities included drinks from Oliver Winery and Upland Brewing Co., a full premium dinner buffet with desserts, a silent auction, a short awards ceremony, and an engaging talk from Indiana DNR Botanist and Plant Ecologist, Michael Homoya.

The event took place from 6-9pm at the Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., Bloomington.

See photos from the 2016 Annual Celebration.


Mike Homoya2016 Speaker: Mike Homoya

Presentation: “This Is Indiana: The Historic Hoosier Landscape in 1816”

During this year of Indiana’s bicentennial it is appropriate to remember that prior to statehood Indiana was a land of vast forests, expansive wetlands, and prairie as far as the eye could see. Herds of bison traveled ancient paths, passenger pigeons darkened the skies, and wolves, bears and panthers roamed the land. All this we know from eyewitness accounts provided by early explorers, pioneers, and government surveyors. With their help Mike will take you to a time when Indiana possessed a grandeur we can only imagine.

Mike has been a botanist and plant ecologist with the Indiana DNR Division of Nature Preserves for over 34 years. He authored Orchids of Indiana and Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests: A Field Guide, and is an adjunct faculty member of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Last year Mike was presented with the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Indiana Academy of Science and is currently serving as its president.





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Annual Celebration 2015

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