Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving land and connecting people to nature


Sycamore Land Trust

Media Coverage: Nature Preserves, Trails, Art, and More

Below you’ll find a list of media coverage of Sycamore, including new preserves and trails, environmental education, events like hikes and art shows, wildlife, and more. If you are a member of the media and would like to ask an employee questions or get more information on any of our programs, please contact Abby Perfetti, Communications Director, at or 812-336-5382 ext. 101.



Bloomingfoods’ shoppers support the market – The Herald-Times (February 15, 2017)

New favorite subject – nature! – Land Trust Alliance blog (February 7, 2017)

Letter: Private/public partnership must continue for nature – The Columbus Republic (February 2, 2017)

Winter hikes are time to explore outdoors, commune with nature – The Herald-Times (January 13, 2017)

Conservation Cooperation – Brown County Democrat (January 11, 2017)

Winter sowing bee at Fish Creek Preserve – The Herald-Times (January 7, 2017)

Benefits of the trust: Bicentennial Nature Trust’s $30 million helps agencies acquire thousands of acres across Indiana – The Herald-Times (January 1, 2017)



Winter Walk: Hiking, enjoying outdoors in colder season has benefits – The Herald-Times (December 18, 2016)

With Invasives, Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – Earth Eats, Indiana Public Media (December 17, 2016)

It was a Bicentennial gift to Hoosiers: Metzler Woods – Crawfordsville Journal-Review (December 14, 2016)

New favorite subject — Nature! – Saving Land, the magazine of the Land Trust Alliance (December 2016)

Sycamore Land Trust opens new 48-acre preserve on Lake Monroe – Vincennes Sun-Commercial (December 11, 2016)

Sycamore Land Trust opens new preserve on Lake Monroe – The Reporter-Times (12/5/2016)

New preserve opens on Lake Monroe – (12/5/2016)

New nature preserve opens on shores of Lake Monroe – WFHB (12/5/2016)

Sycamore Land Trust opens new 48-acre preserve on Lake Monroe – Vincennes Sun-Commercial (12/6/2016)

Our Opinion: Peninsula preserve land trust’s gift to future generations of Hoosiers – The Herald-Times (12/6/16)

Sycamore Land Trust opens new preserve on Lake Monroe – The Herald-Times (12/5/2016)

Holiday season kicks off with run of retail, philanthropy days – The Herald-Times (11/25/2016)

How the Blue Jay plants an oak forest ecosystem – The Herald-Times (11/19/2016)

Club news for the week of Nov 9 – Brown County Democrat (11/9/2016)

Downey Hill, a Brown County Gem in Peak Season by Air (video) – Limestone Post (11/7/2016)

Off the Beaten Path: 4 New Brown County Hikes – Indianapolis Monthly (October 2016)

Environmental education program will come to school districts around Indiana this fall – Indiana Daily Student (9/14/2016)

100 Reasons to Love Bloomington – Bloom Magazine (August/September 2016)

Registration open for September 5K run – Herald-Times (8/27/2016)

EcoFeature: Abby Perfetti discusses the Sycamore Land Trust’s work preserving land in south central Indiana – WFHB (8/12/2016)

You’ve got to see these: Hidden gems in Bartholomew County – The Columbus Republic (7/14/2016)

Our Opinion: Sycamore Land Trust working for Hoosiers – Herald-Times (7/14/2016)

Three families sell land that adds 60 acres to nature preserve – Herald-Times (7/13/2016)

Project supports conservation and environmental education – Herald-Times (7/13/2016)

Local business brief: Perfetti named communications director – Herald-Times (7/8/2016)

Sycamore Land Trust Hires Communications Director – Inside Indiana Business (7/1/2016)

Fourth annual Bug Fest is place for all ages to learn more, have fun – Herald-Times (6/23/2016)

Partnering for cold brew and conservation – Herald-Times (6/22/2016, PDF)

Birth of a trail – Herald-Times (5/1/2016)

Still young Patoka River wildlife refuge comes into its own – Herald-Times (3/15/2016, PDF)

Students get a sweet taste of nature – Herald-Times (3/7/2016, PDF)

Patoka River wildlife refuge comes into its own or PDF – Evansville Courier & Press (3/5/2016)

DNR land programs rev up for bicentennial – Outdoor Indiana Magazine (March/April 2016, PDF)

200 years, 200 miles: hiking challenge celebrates bicentennial – Herald-Times (2/21/2016, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust hosts nature walk in silence – Indiana Daily Student (2/7/2016)

An education partnership: Helmsburg, Sycamore Land Trust – Brown County Democrat (1/6/2016, PDF)


2015 Archive

Man trekking through state to raise awareness of land conservation – Brown County Democrat (12/9/2015)

Follow as adventurer Michael Waterford hikes all Indiana’s land trust territories – Bloom Magazine (12/1/2015)

Young adults gather to appreciate nature with Sycamore Branches group – Indiana Daily Student (11/20/2015)

Outdoor experiences central to Sycamore, IU partnership – Indiana Daily Student (10/21/2015

Sycamore Land Trust purchases 339 acres in Monroe County – Indiana Daily Student (10/11/2015)

Group buys 339 acres near Bloomington for nature preserve – WFYI (10/7/2015)

Sycamore Land Trust purchase an important investment for Hoosiers – Herald-Times Opinion (10/7/2015, PDF)

Land trust adds 339 acres along Beanblossom Creek – Herald-Times (10/7/2015, PDF)

Cycling for Sycamore: Team hitting the road on fundraising ride to help land trust – Herald-Times (9/12/2015, PDF)

Upland Brewing Company music festival promotes local vibes – Indiana Daily Student (9/7/2015)

Land projects added in conjunction with bicentennial – Washington Times Herald (7/14/2015)

Southern Indiana offers many trail options – Herald-Times (6/29/2015, PDF)

EcoReport: Beanblossom Creek Bicentennial Conservation Area – WFHB (6/25/2015), start at min 13:44

County gets new, public nature preserve – Brown County Democrat (6/25/2015)

Land trust acquires 46 Brown Co. acres – Herald-Times (6/24/2015, PDF)

Stafford family donates to Sycamore Land Trust – WFHB (6/24/2015)

The second chapter for Cedar Crest, a home in harmony with nature – Herald-Times (6/20/2015, PDF)

Newsbreak – WTIU (6/3/2015), start at min 0:59

New nature preserves protected near Bloomington – Indiana Daily Student (6/3/2015)

Land trust adds 31 acres north of Bloomington – WFIU (6/3/2015)

Preserving lands a laudable goal – Herald-Times (5/31/2015, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust guiding effort to assemble land for Beanblossom Creek conservation area – Herald-Times (5/30/2015, PDF)

Sycamore awards conservation volunteers – Herald-Times (5/23/2015, PDF)

Daffodil lovers nurture Libby Frey’s living legacy – Herald-Times (5/2/2015, PDF)

Ansel Adams film screening and discussion to honor 25th anniversary of Sycamore Land Trust – Art at IU (2/27/2015)

Wildlife photographer joins Sycamore Land Trust, will document preserves – Herald-Times (2/1/2015, PDF)

Area photographer joins preservation board – Evansville Courier & Press (1/31/2015)

Cardinal Spirits two weeks away from tasting room debut – Herald-Times (1/30/2015, PDF)

Saving for the future – Herald-Times (1/25/2015, PDF)

IU Museum marks 25th birthday of land trust with Ansel Adams show – Herald-Times (1/19/2015, PDF)

Unveiling a new semester at the IU Art Museum – Indiana Daily Student (1/13/15)

Climate Controlled: Team Sycamore back from success at Climate Ride Midwest – INstride Magazine (January 2015, PDF)


2014 Archive

Indian Hill Trail ready for hikers – Princeton Daily Clarion (10/19/2014)

Phantom of the Patoka (Online or PDF) – 812 Magazine (Summer/Fall 2014)

Climate Riders: B-Town team hits the road to raise funds and awareness – INstride Magazine (September 2014, PDF)

Gift expands Maurer-linked conservation program to McKinney students – Indiana Lawyer (8/27/2014)

Trail ceremony to honor nine years of work by Edgewood students – Herald-Times (5/30/2014, PDF)

Childs students clearing path to Eco School status – Herald-Times (4/21/2014, PDF)

Monies secured for Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge expansion – Indiana Economic Digest (4/9/2014)

Singer Carrie Newcomer releases album, book (concert for Sycamore Land Trust) – Herald-Times (4/4/2014, PDF)

As Long as Grass Grows: A guide to preserving your property – AcreageLife (April 2014, PDF)

Environmental license plates help protect, preserve Indiana land – Herald-Times (3/16/2014, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust adds land, gets state designation – Herald-Times (2/16/2014, PDF)

Former papermaker takes on new role – Herald-Times (2/7/2014, PDF)

Community News: Sycamore Land Trust recognized for project – Herald-Times (2/3/2014, PDF)

Families enjoy recent winter wonderland hike – Herald-Times (2/2/2014, PDF)


2013 Archive

“Sycamore Land Trust was the Saving Grace” – Tri-State Outdoor News (December 2013, PDF)

Columbia Mine Preserve Opens – Princeton Daily Clarion (11/17/2013, PDF)

Columbia Mine Preserve – WTVW 7 (11/16/2013)

Columbia Mine Preserve Now Set for Saturday Opening with Hikes, More – 14 News (11/14/2013)

Columbia Mine Preserve Grand Opening Saturday – Princeton Daily Clarion (11/13/2013, PDF)

There’s Great Hiking in the Fall – Herald-Times (11/10/2013, PDF)

Youth Events Through Sycamore Land Trust Help Kids Get Outdoors – Herald-Times (11/3/2013, PDF)

Outside Classes Help Etch Nature in Children’s Minds – Herald-Times (10/6/2013, PDF)

Students Help Restore Chestnut Trees – Bedford Times-Mail (8/11/2013, PDF)

Explore Indiana: Sycamore Land Trust – Indiana Living Green (May 2013)

Students Help Restore a Once-Proud Indiana Tree – Herald-Times (4/28/2013, PDF)

Frogs, Rails, and Eagles Oh My! – Adventure Indiana (Spring 2013, p. 10-11)

In Quest for Eagle Badge, Scout Hopes to Lure Big Birds to Namesake Slough – Evansville Courier and Press (4/23/2013, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust Acquires 600 More Acres in Brown County – WTIU (3/14/2013)

Hatfield Fitness Trail Project Taking Shape – Bedford Times-Mail (3/2/2013, PDF)

Preserving, Protecting (The Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill) – Herald-Times (3/1/2013, PDF)

Partnership Adds Land to Indiana Refuge (Spring 2013, PDF)


2012 Archive

Survey Reveals Indiana Bat Summer Roost at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve (10/21/2012, PDF)

Crucial Purchase Adds More than 1,000 Acres to Patoka Wildlife Refuge (10/1/2012, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust Acquisitions Good for Hoosiers (9/30/2012, PDF)

Large Tracts Near State Park, River Acquired by Sycamore Land Trust (9/28/2012, PDF)

Land Acquisition Adds Over 1,000 Acres to Patoka National Wildlife Refuge (9/28/2012, PDF)

Conservation is Worthwhile Reason for Sycamore Land Trust (8/26/2012, PDF)

EcoLogic Planning Native Plant Nursery on West Side (8/17/2012, PDF)

Laura Hare Nature Preserve Approved by State Panel (7/20/2012, PDF)

Natural Area Near Ellis Park Transferred to Land Trust (7/7/2012, PDF)

Staff Promotions at Sycamore Land Trust (6/15/2012, PDF)

Nature is the Perfect Outdoor School Lab (6/3/2012, PDF)


2011 Archive

Sycamore Land Trust Protects Another 2300 Acres in 2011 (12/30/2011, PDF)

Outdoor Classrooms Benefit Student Learning (11/20/2011, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust Hopes to Enlarge Trevlac Bluffs Preserve (11/4/2011, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust Increases Holdings (10/7/2011, PDF)

Outdoor Investment Pays Big Dividends (9/4/2011, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust Dedicating Beanblossom Bottoms Trail (7/15/2011, PDF)

Owning Land Carries Heavy Responsibilities (6/24/2011, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust Hires Two New Directors to Gear Up for its Strategic Plan (6/16/2011, PDF)

Nonprofits Getting Information Technology Help from IU Clinic (4/11/2011, PDF)

Land Trust to Protect 170 Acres Near Freedom (2/24/2011, PDF)


2010 Archive

Land Trust Helps School Win Award (12/28/2010, PDF)

Being Outside is Good for Your Child’s Health (12/3/2010, PDF)

Ostrom to Address Local Climate Change Forum (12/1/2010, PDF)

Helen Caldwell Refused Passive Approach to Life (11/24/2010, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust Buys 43 Acres in Lawrence County (7/26/2010, PDF)

Conservation Education Develops Young Minds (7/2/2010, PDF)

Duke Energy Grant Funds Land Trust Preserve (4/9/2010, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust Works with High School and College Students to Create Special Trail Near Lake Lemon (4/4/2010, PDF)

Land Trust Launches Hiking Club for Kids (3/13/2010, PDF)

Protecting Wild Areas in Indiana Takes All of Us (2/26/2010, PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust – 20 Years and Growing (2/19/2010, PDF)