Land trust hosts donor appreciation hike and luncheon

2013-09-18T00:00:00Z Land trust hosts donor appreciation hike and luncheonTimes Staff
September 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HOBART | Shirley Heinze Land Trust is hosting its annual donor appreciation hike and luncheon Saturday, at Cressmoor Prairie in Hobart. Guided hikes will begin at 9:30 a.m. and begin every 15-30 minutes, ending at 11:30. A complimentary luncheon and presentation by Executive Director Kris Krouse will take place at the Hobart Arts League, 3850 Howard St., from noon to 1:30 p.m., where donors will enjoy homemade chili, salad and desserts.

Cressmoor Prairie is a 42-acre black soil prairie and is representative of the rarest ecosystem in the state. "This is an extremely high-quality prairie with at least four state-listed species of plants and five threatened species of insects that are remnant-dependent," Krouse said. Some of the plant species found there include Cream Wild Indigo, Prairie Gentian, Prairie Dock, and Compass Plant.

Cressmoor Prairie is located on Lake Park Avenue, approximately one-fourth mile south of Ridge Road (East 37th Avenue). As parking space at the preserve is limited, hikers should park in the north parking lot of Hampshire Park Apartments, 400 N. Lake Park Ave., and gather at the Hampshire Park entrance to the preserve at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

If interested in attending, call (219) 242-8558 or email

Shirley Heinze Land Trust manages approximately 1,300 acres of natural land in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties.



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