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Big News! 56 Acres Acquired Adjacent to the Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill

Sycamore Land Trust is excited to announce the addition of 56 acres of protected land to the Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill, thanks to the generous support of the Laura Hare Charitable Trust and Sycamore members. “This property was available for sale on the open market,” explains Rob McCrea, Sycamore’s Land Preservation Director. […]

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Responsible Recreation

Parks, trails, and natural areas across the country have had many more visitors recently, including Sycamore’s public nature preserves. It’s great to get outside! Just remember that safety, courtesy, and protecting nature always come first. Do your part and follow these rules if you venture out for a hike: If a parking area is full, […]

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The Twig

The Twig is our print newsletter that comes out three times a year. Members receive The Twig free in the mail, and anyone is welcome to read it online. Learn about conservation news, outdoors events, environmental education stories, and much more.

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Latest News

Thank You “Sponsor a Preserve” 2021 Sponsors

Sycamore Land Trust is grateful to the generous sponsors of our “Sponsor a Preserve” Summer 2021 Campaign. These passionate, dedicated supporters and lovers of nature have committed to help us continue our important stewardship work this summer by sponsoring their favorite nature preserve. Caring for nature preserves takes dedication and hard work but the rewards […]

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Midwestoration Podcast: Beanblossom Bottoms with Chris Fox and Rob McCrea

On a perfect, sunny day, the Midwestoration Podcast met our land stewardship team at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve to discuss what is so special about this bottomland hardwood forest habitat and Sycamore’s ongoing efforts to preserve and restore wetlands and other important ecological areas in the Beanblossom Creek watershed. One of the first pieces of […]

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The Cedars Preserve is Closed to Public Access

Sycamore Land Trust has closed The Cedars Preserve to public access beginning May 25, 2021. This nature preserve has experienced a significant increase in visitation over the past year and sensitive natural areas have been adversely impacted by the increased number of hikers. Sycamore has decided to close the preserve to allow the land time […]

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Download our Free Wildflower Coloring Book!

Download our free, printable “Native Wildflowers of Southern Indiana” coloring book featuring 20 of our favorite wildflowers! This coloring book illustrated by Mary Connors is the first in a four-part series designed to help children and adults identify native species of plants, animals, and insects found on Sycamore’s more than 35 miles of public hiking […]

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