Did you know that 85% of Indiana’s original forests no longer exist? 85%. Think about that. And while Bloomington is home to over 200 miles of trails, three lakes and some of Indiana’s most beautiful forests, we still have species that face extinction, contaminated ponds and waterways facing erosion. On this episode, we talk with Sycamore Land Trust about what you can do to help. Sycamore Land Trust working incredibly hard to ensure we maintain important eco systems. You’ve probably seen their name around but did you know that tucked away in neighborhoods, on the edge of town and in 26 surrounding counties, there are 16 public preserves, owned and protected by Sycamore Land Trust for us explore! Join us and Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director, Abby Henkel, as we learn all about these spaces and how SLT has managed restoration projects, monitors wildlife and plant health, and builds trails on certain public preserves since 1990. Sycamore Land Trust also provides an environmental education program that connects more than 6,800 people of all ages each year to southern Indiana’s natural world through classroom visits, guided hikes, field trips, and other hands-on activities. That’s why SLT’s land conservation practices are so important. Learn, explore and maybe even volunteer to help maintain these natural spaces for the next generation!
In our Facebook Follow segment, check out Bloomington Co-Housing on Facebook. A guest on At Home In Bloomington’s Episode 16, developer Loren Wood (also a supporter of Sycamore Land Trust), talks about the newest community being built in Bloomington and how it’s not what you think it is! Follow Bloomington CoHousing on Facebook to stay up to date! And in our REAL-List segment, condo living can be a great option for some buyers. What makes it different than buying a single family home? Listen to our REAL List to find out!