The 31 acres located on N. State Road 37 are being incorporated into the Beanblossom Creek Bicentennial Conservation Area.
A piece of land north of Martinsville that could have been developed is open to the public as a nature preserve.
The J.D. Marshall Nature Preserve includes a ship that sank in 1911 as well as the 100 acres of water surrounding it.
A new facility for the IU Research and Teaching Preserve near the IU golf course opened this week.