Protected Forever

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

Trailhead Improvement Planned for Beanblossom Bottoms Funded by Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Sycamore Land Trust a grant of $10,000 to enhance the visitor experience at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve.  The funding will enable Sycamore to expand and enhance the parking lot, install a split rail fence around the parking area, and install a welcome education kiosk to provide information about the […]

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“Nature’s Best Hope,” an Evening with Doug Tallamy on January 27, 2022

Join us for “Natura’s Best Hope,” a virtual lecture by Douglas W. Tallamy hosted by Sycamore Land Trust on Thursday, January 27, 2022. This event is free for members and $5 for non-members. Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America […]

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2021 Annual Celebration: “Taking Care”

Join us for a virtual celebration of habitat restoration in southern Indiana.  Once land is owned by Sycamore, we begin the important work of protecting it through consistent, capable stewardship. This 45-minute video celebration takes a closer look at our land stewardship and habitat restoration projects to take care of the land entrusted to us […]

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Kids’ Nature Discovery Art Contest

Sycamore invites all young artists and nature lovers to submit their artwork for our Kids’ Nature Discovery Art Contest!  Create a picture of something you can discover in nature and submit it by October 3, 2021, for a chance to be featured in our beautiful 2022 Kid’s Nature Discovery Calendar.  This new, limited-edition calendar will […]

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