Beech leaves at Burnett Woods, photo by Dick Miller

Evergreen Fund for Nature Launches

We are thrilled to announce that, as of last fall, CILTI has initiated a revolving fund for land protection in Central Indiana. CILTI’s Evergreen Fund for Nature lets us move swiftly when land projects arise. Rather than fundraise on a project-by-project basis, we can act more nimbly with this revolving fund keeping cash at the ready.

This lets us secure our best remaining natural areas while we still can, while giving willing landowners the opportunity to protect their land. Formerly, properties sometimes slipped through our fingers when landowners couldn’t wait. But this fund helps us protect more land faster, saving not only habitat for plants and animals, but beautiful places for Hoosiers to connect with nature—not to mention the potential for climate change mitigation.

Thank you to the Efroymson Family Fund for their donation to begin this fund! We are excited to work with our generous supporters to continue to grow this fund for the sake of nature in Indiana.

Shawndra Miller

Communications Manager

Shawndra is in charge of sharing our story and connecting you to our work. Through our print and online materials, she hopes to inspire your participation in protecting special places for future generations.