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5 Reasons to Support Sycamore this December
December 4, 2017 – by Abby Henkel, Communications Director and tree admirer We all have our own reasons for being a part of land conservation, but I’ve been thinking a lot about what would speak to people who are ready to make a difference, but don’t know where their donations will have the biggest bang for their buck. These five reasons are biggies for me, and they’re why I love Sycamore so much. So...  [Read More]
Saving Whooping Crane Habitat
October 26, 2017 – By Lizzie Condon, Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator for the International Crane Foundation This article originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. The story of the whooping cranes’ brush with extinction and fragile recovery is truly remarkable. Unregulated hunting, driven by museum collecting, trophy hunting, and the...  [Read More]
Thoughts from an armchair hiker
October 13, 2017 – by John Scully, administrative volunteer This article originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. Hi. You probably don’t know me and I probably don’t know you, even though I may have stuffed, sealed, and stamped an envelope to you from Sycamore Land Trust. I’m sure we’ve...  [Read More]
Nature’s Potential
October 5, 2017 – By Shayna Steingard, SPEA Communications Fellow This article originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. The highest slots on my environmental bucket list are filled with goals to see oldgrowth forests and unexplored wilderness– to visit the rainbow hot springs in Yellowstone or stand under a...  [Read More]
Philanthropy in the Classroom
October 5, 2017 – By Shane Gibson, Environmental Education Director This article originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. Not too long ago, I visited a school with a club that was raising money to protect animals in Africa. I thought to myself, “Why not protect wildlife in your hometown?...  [Read More]
From the Assistant Director: More land, more responsibility
October 5, 2017 – By John Lawrence, Assistant Director This article originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. It’s hard to believe how much Sycamore Land Trust has grown since I joined the staff eleven years ago. Three of us shared a small two-room office in the Showers building; now...  [Read More]
Brilliant Fall Hues: Where they come from and where to see them
October 5, 2017 – By Abby Henkel, Communications Director This article originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. Note: The print version of this article is especially beautiful, so I invite you to check it out! We in southern Indiana are rightfully proud of this beautiful landscape, perhaps in the...  [Read More]
The Peace of Wild Things
October 2, 2017 – I woke up this morning, turned on NPR on my way to feed my dog and make coffee as usual, and was immediately stricken with news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Like all of us, my heart went out to the victims, survivors, and their families. And all the people who have experienced this in the past and continue to be traumatized by history repeating itself. Whenever something...  [Read More]
Dandelion Smoothie
August 17, 2017 – By Shane Gibson, Environmental Education Director One doesn’t need to take a woodland hike to forage. Wild edibles are everywhere. All through your lawn, the neighborhood park, and the cracks of your driveway. This winter I watched as my neighbor’s brother walked bent over through their yard with a small shovel. I could not see what he was digging, but I had a hunch. This spring, my neighbor, who is...  [Read More]
Why we want you to join
August 15, 2017 – Sycamore Land Trust is a membership-based organization, and there’s a really good reason for that. Land conservation takes the whole community — lots of communities — working together to protect something we all believe in. Each of us alone couldn’t protect thousands of acres forever, but if we each pitch in a little, we can make a huge difference. Today, Sycamore protects 9,160 acres of land in southern Indiana. That...  [Read More]