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Meyer Nature Preserve Opens in Morgan County, Nov. 5

Meyer Preserve in Morgan County

Meyer Preserve in Morgan County. Photo provided and used with written permission.

By Jen Schmits Thomas
On behalf of the Central Indiana Land Trust
http://conservingindiana.org/

A small group of donors and officials from the Central Indiana Land Trust will gather on Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Morgan County’s newest nature preserve, the Fred and Dorothy Meyer Nature Preserve.

Following a ribbon cutting, the Meyer Preserve will be open to the public for hiking, birdwatching and enjoying. The 69-acre preserve is located off State Road 67 south of Mooresville on Observatory Road.

The Central Indiana Land Trust, which works to conserve and protect natural areas that Hoosiers hold dear, protected the 69 acres in three different land transactions and will ensure that it is protected from future development and open for public use.

The most recent purchase was made possible by a significant donation from retired businessman Bob Meyer and his family with a gift from the Robert R. and Gayle T. Meyer Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Bob’s father, Fred Meyer, served on the board of the Indiana chapter of The Nature Conservancy and was instrumental in getting the state’s first dedicated Nature Preserve established in 1969.

WHAT:
Ribbon cutting and opening of the Fred and Dorothy Meyer Nature Preserve

WHEN:
Nov. 5, 2013, at 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Fred and Dorothy Meyer Nature Preserve, 2111-2293 Old State Road 67 South, Martinsville (just south of Observatory Road)

INFO:
www.conservingindiana.org

About the Central Indiana Land Trust

Through land protection, stewardship and education, the Central Indiana Land Trust preserves natural areas, improving air and water quality and enhancing life in our communities for present and future generations. Since it was created in 1990, the Land Trust has protected more than 4,000 acres of land that meet science-based criteria for conservation value.

Editor’s Acknowledgement: JTPR, Inc.

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