On April 13, 2021 the Mud Creek Conservancy’s multi-year effort to raise $550,000 needed to purchase the unique, urban, 25-acre natural area came to fruition. MCC purchased the property, thanks to over 620 donations, preserving it forever and laying the foundation for the future nature park. The Phase 2 fundraising campaign to implement our vision for Sargent Road Nature Park and work towards the public opening is now underway and we still need your help!
Phase 2 Goal: $370,000
Nature Park Implementation:
Parking, Trails, Educational Displays and Benches + Management Endowment
Natural Beauty for Everyone.
On the northeast side of Indianapolis, much of our land has been developed for residential and commercial use. This 25-acre parcel represented an opportunity to protect a rare, undeveloped, high quality, urban natural area. MCC negotiated 2 years to fundraise for the purchase and preservation of this property in 2019 and successfully acquired the property in April 2021. We believe now is the time to forever preserve remaining natural areas in Indianapolis.
This property and the greater Mud Creek Valley provide a haven for plant and wildlife diversity and cleaner air and water to a city stressed by urban sprawl.The impressive plant and animal diversity present is a reflection of the natural habitats on which they rely. Protecting their habitat will keep Indy wild for future generations.
Our vision to permanently preserve these special 25 acres is now complete and now the vision for creating a nature park that will provide community wide benefits for generations to come is underway. Sargent Road Nature Park will provide access to low-impact loop trails for outdoor recreation like walking, jogging and bird-watching and maintain the unique natural character of the Mud Creek Valley.
Thank you to all of our dedicated supporters! This project cannot succeed without the incredible generosity and shared vision of our Sargent Road Nature Park partners.
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We are thankful for the covergage we've received to help spread our message. We would love to work with you on a story about our efforts to preserve nature in Indianapolis. Please contact us!
We are proud and excited to have joined forces with Local Girl Scout Troop #2715. Driven by their shared interest and passion for seeing this special natural area preserved and Sargent Road Nature Park (SRNP) created, Troop #2715 has chosen to focus their Silver Award efforts on making it happen.
Meet our Ambassadors and learn more!
You can now shop our fundraising store to support the creation of Sargent Road Nature Park and the preservation of a special 25 acre habitat in northeast Indianapolis. 100% of all proceeds over the cost of production are donated directly towards the cause.
Support local, look good, feel good, save nature, shop now, at: https://gooddeedgifts.org/srnp/