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  • Jan 27 Little Hikers: Who’s Been Here?
  • Jan 31 Nature Trivia
  • Feb 13 Little Hikers: Maple & Pine Nature Time
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Sycamore Branches presents the REEL ROCK Film Tour, a one-day climbing film event sponsored by Loren Wood Builders and Hoosier Heights Bloomington. Back for its second year, REEL ROCK connects folks in the climbing and outdoors communities while raising funds for Sycamore Land Trust’s conservation and environmental education work in southern Indiana. Details: Sunday, November 4, 2018 at […]

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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

What Sycamore members accomplished in 2018

Together, with Sycamore members and volunteers, we have saved almost 10,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and prairies forever. We — or rather, you — have reached more than 18,000 people through hands-on environmental education programs. You’ve built 35 miles of hiking trails, free to all people,  on 16 public nature preserves that didn’t exist 30 years […]

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Duke Energy Foundation awards Sycamore grant for trail accessibility

December 14, 2018 Contact: Abby Henkel, Communications Director, The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Sycamore Land Trust a grant of $27,500 to help make the trail at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve more accessible to visitors of all abilities. Beanblossom Bottoms, located in Monroe County, IN, is a 620-acre wetland and a particular focus of […]

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Land trust conserves 500-plus more acres in 2018

This article was printed in The Herald-Times on Monday, December 3, 2018. It is reprinted here with permission. Sycamore Land Trust has helped conserve 526 more acres in south-central Indiana so far this year. The land trust, with headquarters in Bloomington, had its largest land donation ever — 257 acres in Orange County being donated by […]

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Preparing for Winter

Ever wonder if the animals that live on Sycamore’s nature preserves need blankets and hot cocoa to stay warm? Unlike humans, native animals are well adapted to this climate. They know instinctively how to adapt to their surroundings, and they’re getting ready to do so right now. Here are what some of our furry neighbors are […]

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