Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving land and connecting people to nature


Sycamore Land Trust

Annual Celebration


Saturday, October 6, 2018

5:30pm at the Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., Bloomington

The 28th Anniversary Annual Celebration will feature a keynote speech by former EPA administrator Janet McCabe, a wonderful silent auction, live 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.





Tickets are $85 per person or $600 to host a table of 8 (save $80!).

Purchase tickets online or call Susan Haislip at 812-336-5382 ext. 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 400 people, at your table, and on a poster at the event.

Tickets sold out quite early for our 2017 Annual Celebration, so we are working hard to make sure we have more space for 2018 and communicate with you early about ticket sales. We love the 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




We will have a revised auction format that’s better than ever, based on past years’ experience and your feedback!

If you’re interested in donating an item to the silent auction, email A donation form is available for download here.

Attendees at the 2017 Annual Celebration mingling near the silent auction. Photo by Robert Stoffer




This year’s honorees are:

  • Barbara J. Restle Lifetime Conservation Award: Connie and Terry Marbach
  • Volunteer of the Year: Mike Davis
  • Conservation Business of the Year: Blueline



Janet McCabe

We are excited to announce that Janet McCabe, former Acting Assistant Administrator to the Office of Air and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency, will be speaking at this year’s Annual Celebration! Though she is best known for her work developing and implementing Clean Air Act standards on the federal level, she has also held multiple high level positions both in the Indiana government and local nonprofits. Currently, she works as a professor at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and as the Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation at IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute. She is also a Senior Law Fellow with the Environmental Law and Policy Center.


2017 Photos

View the album of photos from last year’s Annual Celebration on our Facebook page. Photos by Robert Stoffer Photography.


Past Annual Celebrations

Annual Celebration 2017

Annual Celebration 2016

Annual Celebration 2015

Annual Celebration 2014

Annual Celebration 2013

Annual Celebration 2012

Annual Celebration 2011

Annual Celebration 2010