Our members’ generosity is astounding. When we got word of an ambitious 2023 year-end match challenge last month, we were a bit concerned at first. Raising $250,000 to meet the Efroymson Family Fund’s challenge would be a stretch, especially in such a short time frame. Continue reading
Exciting news: Our generous partners at Efroymson Family Fund have presented us with our biggest ever year-end challenge. Every gift up to $250,000 will be generously matched by the family! Donations must be made by December 31, 2023 to count toward this match. Continue reading
Gov. Eric Holcomb gave his 2023 State of the State address this week. In his remarks, he proposed $25 million for land protection, a significant investment. If enacted, this investment will spark the conservation of thousands of acres. The governor specifically named Central Indiana Land Trust as a partner in this work.
We are so fortunate to have a matching challenge grant from a generous donor this spring! Thanks to board member and friend, Stephen H. Simon, all contributions will be matched during our spring and summer membership campaign, up to $50,000.
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Dec. 21, 2021
Newly renamed preserve now called Betley Woods at Glacier’s End
The Central Indiana Land Trust Inc. (CILTI) has received a $1 million gift from Leonard and Kathryn Betley and their family to support reforestation and land protection, as well as to establish an endowment for the Hills of Gold Conservation Area.
Our spring newsmagazine featured Cliff’s top ten hidden gems of birding. Here is the final post in a blog series on these birds, by guest blogger Ed Pope.
Despite its name, the worm-eating warbler prefer insects, spiders, other arthropods and especially caterpillars over earthworms. It is a small songbird, approximately the size of a goldfinch. The upper plumage is brown, while the underside is lighter. It has black stripes on its head, including two that appear to go through its eyes.
Earlier this year, we had the chance to sit down with Indiana resident Janet McCabe, who serves as Deputy Administrator of the EPA. We profiled her in the winter newsletter. Here are some highlights from our conversation.
From the layperson’s standpoint, problems in the environmental arena are so overwhelming. How are you approaching this in your new position? Continue reading
By Cliff Chapman
Executive Director, Central Indiana Land Trust
As world leaders gather in Glasgow for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Oct. 31-Nov. 12), it can feel as though the Earth’s fate rests in the hands of a few politicians. At the same time, it might seem like the areas where meaningful change can happen are far from home: rainforests, massive urban areas, the oceans, and so on. Continue reading
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We asked Karen Wade, one of our board members who lives in Johnson County, to recommend some attractions near the Laura Hare Preserve at Blossom Hollow. She offered this guest post.
Did you know that Johnson County is known as Festival Country Indiana? And you bet we’ve got festivals and events aplenty; just take a peek here. There’s literally something happening all year long, from craft fairs to car shows to fundraising galas. We have theater, movies, and comedy shows, wine and beer tastings, yoga (with and without goats), and the list goes on. Continue reading