The Sycamore Land Trust is adding the Oxbow Preserve to its protected area. The 31 acres of land located on North State Road 37 are now part of the Beanblossom Creek Bicentennial Conservation Area.
During his term, former Governor Mitch Daniels set aside $30 million in match funding to acquire land for conservation and public conversation in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial in 2016.
Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director Katrina Folsom says the Oxbow Preserve will be open to public and a trail will be named in honor of donor Skip Van Cel’s dogs.
“That is one of our important priorities, so we whenever possible do make new perseveres into publicly accessible places with parking areas and trails,” Folsom says.
Sycamore Land Trust currently protects more than 8,400 acres of land in 26 southern Indiana counties.