Sycamore Land Trust

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Media Coverage: Sycamore in the news

Below you’ll find a list of media coverage of Sycamore, including new preserves and trails, environmental education, events, wildlife, and more. If you are a member of the media looking for information, an interview, or photos, please contact Abby Henkel, Communications Director, at or 812-336-5382 ext. 101.

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Christian Freitag: on how to be an environmental Jedi – Outdoor Indiana (June 2018)

In Trees we Trust — Let’s Plant Syca-More! – Lucky’s Market Blog (June 19, 2018)

Land trusts look to preserve nature for future generations – Kokomo Tribune (June 18, 2018)

Conservation group adds 84 acres to Indiana nature preserve – WRAL (June 10, 2018)

Conservation group adds 84 acres to Beablossom Bottoms – WTHR (June 9, 2018)

Land trust adds more property to preserve – The Herald-Times (June 8, 2018) (or view a PDF)

Hiking program kicks off Sunday at at Flatwoods Park – The Herald-Times (May 11, 2018)

Hardin Ridge Recreation Area grows by 14 acres – WTHR (April 28, 2018)

Popular southern Indiana recreation area grows by 14 acres – The Herald-Times (April 28, 2018) (reprinted in the San Francisco Chronicle)

Land trust helps Hardin Ridge grow – The Herald-Times (April 26, 2018)

Nature plays big role in Unionville’s curriculum – The Herald-Times (April 22, 2018)

April lakeside idyll – The Herald-Times (April 20, 2018)

Trees planted ahead of Earth Day – Kokomo Perspective (April 20, 2018)

Milkweed seed giveaway among Earth-Day themed event – The Herald-Times (April 13, 2018)

The Fight to Save our Forests and Wildlife – Bloom Magazine (April-May 2018)

Closure of trail delayed due to weather – The Herald-Times (March 30, 2018)

Planting for wildlife – The Herald-Times (March 24, 2018)

Beanblossom Bottoms trail to close for improvements – Indiana Public Media (March 19, 2018)

Beanblossom Bottoms to close for boardwalk renovations – WBIW (March 19, 2018)

Beanblossom Bottoms to close for boardwalk renovations – The Herald-Times (March 16, 2018)

Food co-op makes donation to land trust – The Herald-Times (March 16, 2018)

Porter West: Sycamore Land Trust’s “Diamond in the Rough” – Limestone Post (March 8, 2018)

Book reading focuses on nature – Corydon Democrat (February 14, 2018)

ALCOA Donates 80-Acres to Sycamore Land Trust – 14 News (January 25, 2018)

ALCOA Donates 80-Acres to Sycamore Land Trust – 44 News (January 25, 2018)

New trails open at Sycamore Land Trust preserve in Brown County – The Columbus Republic (January 3, 2018)

New trails open at 500-plus acre preserve – Brown County Democrat (January 2, 2018)



Southern Indiana land trust gift includes old-growth trees – Chicago Tribune (December 15, 2017)

Southern Indiana land trust gift includes old-growth trees – Seattle Times (December 15, 2017)

Southern Indiana land trust gift includes old-growth trees – (Raleigh, NC) (December 15, 2017)

Sycamore Land Trust donation includes old-growth trees – The Herald-Times (December 14, 2017) (or view a PDF)

Nature trail to enhance school, benefit community – Corydon Democrat (November 29, 2017)

Sycamore Land Trust tours Greene County – Greene County Daily World (November 28, 2017)

Grants to Preserve Local History across State – WBIW (November 27, 2017)

INPAWS Native Plant Seed Swap – The Herald-Times (November 25, 2017)

Earth Eats: Kids Sample Wild Edibles – Indiana Public Media (October 27, 2017)

Goose Pond receives an assist from Sycamore Land Trust – The Herald-Times (October 17, 2017)

Southwest Indiana birdwatching site grows to more than 9,000 acres – WTIU Indiana Newsdesk (October 13, 2017) (begins at 25:18)

SW Indiana birding site grows to more than 9,000 acres – The Seattle Times (October 10, 2017)

Land Trust helps to expand Goose Pond holdings – The Herald-Times (October 9, 2017) (or view a PDF)

Templeton students get down and dirty to learn about native plants – The Herald-Times (September 25, 2017) (or view a PDF)

Wetland Scientists Say Beanblossom Bottoms Among Best – Indiana Public Broadcasting (September 18, 2017)

Staff expansion reflects Sycamore Land Trust’s growth – The Herald-Times (September 3, 2017) (or view a PDF)

Support land trust – The Herald-Times (August 13, 2017)

Community Impact grants now open – The Herald-Times (August 13, 2017)

DNR awards grant for archaeological research in Monroe County – Indiana Public Media (August 2, 2017)

Residents sound off on three remaining I-69 bridge routes – Evansville Courier & Press (August 1, 2017)

Students work with Sycamore Land Trust to build garden – Brown County Democrat (July 11, 2017)

State features some impressive nature preserves – Washington Times-Herald (June 26, 2017)

Conservation group adds land to Bloomington-area preserve – US News & World Report (June 25, 2017) (and on WFIU)

Sycamore Land Trust continues preservation of land for future – The Herald-Times (June 22, 2017) (or view a PDF)

Sycamore Land Trust adds 2 parcels in Beanblossom conservation area – The Herald-Times (June 21, 2017) (or view a PDF)

Restoring The Restoration: Refuge Gives Wildlife Habitat New Life – Indiana Public Broadcasting (June 19, 2017) (also aired July 11 on WFIU)

Pocket wildernesses: Discover our little-known world of nature preserves – 812 Magazine (June 2017)

Lucky’s Market ‘Bags for Change’ to benefit nonprofits – The Herald-Times (May 20, 2017)

Glenwood students plant a ‘pocket of prairie’ – The Evansville Courier and Press (May 10, 2017) (or view a PDF)

Bobcat sighting at nature preserve like a thank-you to conservationists – The Herald-Times (April 2, 2017)

Area wildflower events are springing up – The Herald-Times (April 2, 2017)

Indiana Bicentennial SpecialProfiles from Indiana Public Media (March 26, 2017)

How To Make Pine Needle TeaEarth Eats blog (March 17, 2017)

Pine Needle Tea at Templeton ElementaryEarth Eats podcast from Indiana Public Media (March 17, 2017), story plays in final 5 minutes

Creating more conservation-minded Hoosiers – The Herald-Times (March 2, 2017)

Local Business Briefs – The Herald-Times (February 26, 2017)

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)