Jacob Schramm Nature Preserve
HCCF was honored to celebrate a wonderful gift that was given to the Foundation in 1999 by the Armin and Dorothy Schramm family. In light of development in the county, the Schramm family felt strongly about preserving the natural woods on their property for all time and gifted the property to HCCF with the condition that it remain protected. The woods is fittingly named The Jacob Schramm Nature Preserve to honor the family’s German ancestor who, in the mid-1800’s, settled and worked on the very land the family resides on today. A beautiful sign marks the property.
A conservation partnership between the Foundation and Central Indiana Land Trust, Inc. (CILTI) was established. CILTI will provide an inventory of the property’s natural features, including plant, songbird, geology and soils classification; coordinate and conduct volunteer work days to control exotic invasive species; pick up trash; and engage in other preservation activities.
HCCF is honored to have received the gift of this precious family heirloom.