2020 Impact Report

Dear Friends of Nature,

In 2020, we celebrated Sycamore’s first 30 years of conservation and education work in southern Indiana. What began in 1990 as a fledgling all-volunteer effort to “save the dirt” has grown to protect 119 properties totalling 10,126 acres for Forever, and to reach thousands of people every year through our Environmental Education Program. Your support has made these accomplishments possible, thank you!

This is also just the beginning. Sycamore continues to protect more land. And most importantly, we continue to meet the challenges of our responsibility to care for the land already entrusted to us. From regular monitoring, to trail maintenance, to major habitat restoration projects, our ongoing land stewardship efforts are key to fulfilling our mission.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the significant increase in visitation to our public nature preserves during this difficult time have underscored the importance of building a resilient future for natural areas in southern Indiana. Thank you for sharing our vision, and for your support of our efforts to protect land for the plants, animals, and people who rely on it.

With gratitude,

John Lawrence
Executive Director

Download our 2020 Impact Report, which is 28 pages full of stories, data, and photography to show how your donations were put to work last year. Thank you for being a part of this success! Truly, we couldn’t do it without you.

We want to thank every donor individually, because each of you makes a difference. To save on costs and environmental impact, the mailed Impact Report did not include a printout of this long list. But you can view a PDF of all our donors and volunteers, and see your name along with everyone else who contributed last year.

Again, thank you from the staff and board of Sycamore. But more importantly, thank you from the wildlife, trees, and every living thing that finds a home on Sycamore’s 10,126 protected acres (and counting!) We invite you to visit a nature preserve and enjoy the results of your support.

Cover photo: Chris Fox in Sycamore's Hoot Woods old-growth forest, Ellen Bergan
Graphic design: Studio Loupe,
Editor: Kate Hammel