Showing the World You Care

Under sunny skies and spring-like temperatures, nine Shirley Heinze volunteers gathered Monday, February 21, at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve to remove invasive Black Locust saplings. The Meadowbrook Monday workday was part of the organization’s ongoing reforestation effort, which has seen staff and volunteers plant 50,000 trees on the property in the past seven years, said volunteer …

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2021 Highlights

We want to thank all our supporters for a fantastic 2021. This year has brought about new programs and initiatives, the expansion of our agricultural and water monitoring programs, and new staff members. Shirley Heinze Land Trust is growing each year, and we can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store. Check out the …

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Trails, Trees and Trillium in Northwest Indiana

This blog entry was originally posted through Enbridge on October 5, 2021. Some information has been updated from the original post. Shirley Heinze Land Trust uses Meadowbrook Nature Preserve trail system to engage residents in nature and conservation On a guided hike through Meadowbrook Nature Preserve in northwest Indiana, visitors traverse newly expanded trail systems through oak …

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Celebrating Nature in the Arts at Lydick Bog!

This summer, to commemorate the 40th anniversary, we began a new initiative, “Nature in the Arts,” which aims to connect people to nature through their appreciation of the arts. On August 14, we held a “Paint Out” at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve in South Bend. Plein-air painters from the Northern Indiana Pastel Society were scattered …

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Public Notice: Application for Land Trust Accreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Shirley Heinze Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the …

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Big Changes Coming to Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

We are excited to be moving forward with improvements to public access at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve. Beginning in April 2019, Shirley Heinze Land Trust convened staff, board members, regional partners, and other stakeholders to conduct an assessment for Meadowbrook within its broader community context. This work helped us identify the most urgent needs to maximize …

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Spring Benefit Celebrates 40 Years of Land Conservation

Shirley Heinze Land Trust recently held its 40th Anniversary Spring Benefit. The week-long event was presented from May 24 through May 29, 2021, with daily video stories that celebrated the organization’s achievements and highlighted exciting new initiatives to promote climate resiliency, establish conservation destinations at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve in Valparaiso and Lydick Bog Nature Preserve …

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