Public Notice: Application for Land Trust Accreditation
September 9, 2021 - 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,… Continue Reading
Big Changes Coming to Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
August 20, 2021 - 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… Continue Reading
Enjoy Art in Nature! Paint Out at Lydick Bog
July 9, 2021 - Share this flyer with your friends and family and join us for this Nature in the Arts open house at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve! Go to the event page to save the date on your calendar. Continue Reading
Spring Benefit Celebrates 40 Years of Land Conservation
June 24, 2021 - 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… Continue Reading
photo of new pavilion at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve New Pavilion at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve
October 22, 2020 - October 22, 2020     Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces the completion of a new multipurpose pavilion at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve, located at 25898 US 20, in South Bend, Indiana. The 56’ x 26’ open-air structure features a steel roof and a concrete floor. It will be used for various… Continue Reading
Photo of Rick Goltowski Granger Community Church Bringing Nature Home Garden Recognitions
September 21, 2020 - The tenth season of our Bringing Nature Home Program was not to be deterred by a pandemic. The ability to spend time outdoors, tending to gardens and landscapes has become a great source of respite for many, and the applications came in. Plantings ranged from small city gardens to multi-acre… Continue Reading
Online Spring Benefit Success!
June 18, 2020 - We are pleased and humbled to report that our first-ever Online Spring Benefit was a tremendous success. Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, the special challenge gifts from Dale and Nancy Nichols, and Leslie Shad and Joe Brennan, together with the support of many new donors, we have raised more… Continue Reading