Planting trees in Parke County

Monitoring Land Protection with “Kermit” the Drone

If you are a CILTI member and received this summer’s newsletter, you probably noticed the unique vantage point of our cover photo. Seen from the sky, our cover shot showed the stewardship team hard at work, planting young trees on the edge of a lush forest in Parke County. To capture this photo, we used a relatively new tool (or some might say toy): a drone. Continue reading

Grace van Kan

White River Steward

Grace grew up roaming the woods, creeks and wetlands around the Chesapeake Bay watershed. From an early trout-raising project to a “gap year” spent restoring coral reefs in Thailand, her interest in aquatic conservation has only grown. Now she cares for several riverine nature preserves as CILTI’s White River Steward.
Sugar Mill Creek

Parke County Conservation Easement to Improve Environment for All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 8, 2021

Entrepreneur and nature lover Joe McCurdy has donated to the Central Indiana Land Trust a 365-acre conservation easement that promises to improve the water quality in nearby Turkey Run State Park and Rocky Hollow Falls Canyon Nature Preserve. Continue reading

Jen Schmits Thomas

Media Relations

An award-winning communicator and recognized leader in Central Indiana’s public relations community, Jen helps us tell our story in the media. She is the founder of JTPR, which she and her husband John Thomas own together.
Jack in the pulpit, photo by Dick Miller

250 acres of Vermillion County now protected forever

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 29, 2017

Conservation easement ensures land won’t be developed

More than 250 acres in Vermillion County that are home to two endangered species will be protected forever as a result of a donation to the Central Indiana Land Trust (CILTI). Continue reading

Jen Schmits Thomas

Media Relations

An award-winning communicator and recognized leader in Central Indiana’s public relations community, Jen helps us tell our story in the media. She is the founder of JTPR, which she and her husband John Thomas own together.

Conservation easement preserves 88 acres in Marion, Johnson counties

March 7, 2016

Conservation easement preserves 88 acres in Marion, Johnson counties

Greenspace, wooded bluffs to retain character in perpetuity

Eighty-eight acres of green and wooded land in Marion and Johnson counties have been protected from development forever thanks to a conservation easement signed by the property’s owner and the Central Indiana Land Trust this week. Continue reading

Jen Schmits Thomas

Media Relations

An award-winning communicator and recognized leader in Central Indiana’s public relations community, Jen helps us tell our story in the media. She is the founder of JTPR, which she and her husband John Thomas own together.