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Sam Shine Foundation Preserve

When purchased in 2015, this preserve was Sycamore’s third largest acquisition ever: 339 acres (more than half a square mile). The preserve has over a mile of frontage along Beanblossom Creek and is in a prime location to restore habitat for bald eagles and other wildlife. Learn more about the Sam Shine Foundation Preserve acquisition.

Sycamore plans to open this new preserve for public visitation in time. It has great potential for environmental education and enjoyment by hikers, birders, and nature photographers.

  • County: Monroe
  • Features: extensive creek frontage, bottomland habitat, fields of native plants
  • Acquired with gifts from: Mike Edgeworth (bargain sale on the land), Sam Shine Foundation, the Bicentennial Nature Trust, and Sycamore members
  • Acres: 339
  • Year acquired: 2015