Make A Difference—Land Conservation, Wildlife, Recreation, Education “I got involved with Sycamore because we have the same values. After seeing that amazing environment, I don’t think you are able to ruin it anymore. It changed me. You have to protect it and you know, the environment and plants and animals can’t fight for themselves.” – Kuo-Chun Ku, Sycamore member and former intern Donate Now Each of us alone can’t possibly protect all the natural beauty or important habitats on this planet. But there is one simple thing you can do to make a real difference for the environment. Donate to Sycamore Land Trust and know that your contribution will become an investment in the future of a healthier, greener Indiana. We utilize 100% of donations right here at home in southern Indiana, and you can see the difference it makes. Consider one of the region’s most popular nature preserves, Beanblossom Bottoms in northern Monroe County. In 1990, this wetland area started out as a small parcel of land donated to the US Fish and Wildlife Services. Over the years, Sycamore has strategically acquired land around Beanblossom Creek and added onto this property. Over the course of 25 years, Sycamore added 600 acres piece by piece, creating and supporting a healthy wetland teeming with native plants, protected species, and bald eagles’ nests. This work matters, and we can’t do it alone. Sycamore is only as strong as the people who join together for the health of the environment we all live in. Every gift counts — and you’ll rest easy knowing that you helped preserve this beautiful landscape for generations to come. “I think that Sycamore Land Trust is nearly as ideal as any human institution can be as an expression of the will of the community to preserve the natural world and the heritage of its context.” – Bill Weeks, Director of the IU Conservation Law Center, Sycamore board member, and former Executive VP of The Nature Conservancy Pfrimmer Farm, a Harrison County property protected by conservation easement since 2009. There are many ways you can support local conservation: Make a donation and consider becoming a Sycamore Sustainer by pledging an easy, ongoing monthly gift Join the Leadership Society, which includes Naming Opportunities, for gifts of $1,000 or more Give a gift membership or donate in someone’s honor Check with your company to see if it will match your donation of time or money Learn how to preserve your land Make a planned gift Donate shares of stock or other securities Become a Business Supporter Benefits of membership include: Pride in the knowledge that you’re protecting southern Indiana for future generations Subscription to The Twig, Sycamore’s high-quality newsletter published three times per year Recognition in at least one issue of The Twig Free admission to all Sycamore outings Invitations to members-only events You can also help in a variety of other ways. Find a participation style that suits your personality and skills: INTELLECTUAL Join the Development Committee and contribute to the development of Sycamore’s long-term fundraising vision, annual fund strategies, and major gift campaigns. We meet monthly. INTERPERSONAL Introduce us to potential donors who support conservation. Attend Sycamore Land Trust events like Hillbilly Haiku and Annual Celebration, and come prepared to bid at the silent auction. CREATIVE Post your images from visits to Sycamore preserves on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Tag us and #sycamorelandtrust. Write blog posts and letters to the editor about your experience with and support of Sycamore Land Trust’s mission. PHYSICAL Volunteer on a preserve workday and connect with new conservation friends Visit every preserve in our Preserve Guide. Invite someone new to hike with you each time who you can introduce to Sycamore’s work. ENTREPRENEURIAL Host an online fundraiser. Invite your friends to donate to Sycamore Land Trust in honor of your birthday, landmark anniversary, or retirement. Host a house party that suits your style. Set a ticket price or pass the hat to raise money. Have everyone in your family toss their spare change in a jar for the rest of the year and make the collection an extra contribution to land conservation. Design a fundraising project that you would like to carry out on behalf of Sycamore Land Trust. ALL OF THE ABOVE BUT SHORT ON TIME Raise your annual membership amount by $25, $50, or $100. Give gift memberships to Sycamore Land Trust to your employees, friends, and family. Make your Amazon purchases through AmazonSmile and select Sycamore Land Trust. We love to hear from you! Interested? Questions? Please contact Development Director Ann Connors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (812) 336-5382 x104. All donations to Sycamore Land Trust, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.