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We all need nature – maybe now more than ever.

This Earth Day, we can’t gather for a hike at an Oak Heritage preserve, but we can do something together: we can encourage conservation in southeast Indiana.

Check out this fantastic video where our members invite you to celebrate Earth Day by joining Oak Heritage.


Earth Day Membership Drive

We want to welcome 50 new members to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Every new member who joins at the $40 level (or above!) will receive a limited edition EcoSmart Oak Heritage t-shirt (picture below).

Almost 300 families have joined Oak Heritage over the years. If you’ve been one of our supporters, thank you. We’re inviting you to renew your membership today. Moving all membership renewal dates to Earth Day will help us be more efficient – and it’s easy for you to remember. After all, it’s a special day for nature lovers like us!

And of course, renewing members can can also purchase a t-shirt to show your passion for nature. Wear it on your next hike, and you can help spread the word about Oak Heritage, even from six feet away.

We know that the timing is a little strange given the Corona virus – that things feel uncertain and that times might be tight for you and your loved ones. But one thing is certain: We all need nature. Let’s join together to support the natural world that we love.

But don’t listen to us – listen to our members. Their video says it better than we ever could!

New! Oak Heritage EcoSmart T-shirt

Share your passion for nature with a limited edition Oak Heritage t-shirt. This eco-friendly t-shirt is soft and light – but it’s made with cotton and recycled plastic bottles. It’s $25 (the price includes taxes and shipping) – and all proceeds benefit our conservation work!

Wearing your Oak Heritage shirt helps spread the word about our group, whether you’re out on a hike or at the grocery. Once we receive your order, we will ship your shirt ASAP.

New members who join at the $40 level (or above) will receive a free t-shirt. Once we receive your membership, we will follow up to ask for your size and mail your shirt.

Details: How to Join Online

To become a member of Oak Heritage Conservancy, simply click the “Donate” button (it’s near the top, just above “Earth Day Membership Drive.”

You will be directed to a Paypal Donations page. They help nonprofits like us have a secure online donation option.

You can set up a recurring donation or a one-time donation. Thank you for fueling conservation in southeast Indiana!

Join (or order a T-shirt) by Mail

Snail mail does the trick! Click here, and you will see a page you can print from home. Simply mail it in with your information and contribution to Oak Heritage Conservancy, P.O. Box 335, Hanover, Indiana 47243. You can order a t-shirt with the same form!

Members Make Conservation Work

Your membership:

  • Helps Oak Heritage Conservancy protect new natural areas and care for more land.
  • Provides stewardship on our more than 900 protected acres, including tree plantings, invasive species control, trail building, and much more.
  • Connects people to nature, helping the public learn about and enjoy southeastern Indiana’s special places.

A Few Other Options

Give a gift membership to a friend or relative.

Gift memberships increase awareness about our organization and our important work, and they let you give a meaningful gift to the ones you love. We will mail this new member a letter of welcome, explaining that you are giving them the gift of a one-year membership to Oak Heritage – and the gift of conservation. Use either form above (a monthly or one-time gift).

Give in memory of a friend or relative. 

Here is a special way to honor a lifetime of care for the natural world. Your memorial will help fund land conservation projects, trail building, and programs for the public. Use either form above (a monthly or one-time gift).

Annual Dinner Tickets – Sold Out for 2019!

This night is one part fundraiser, two parts fun. We hope you can join us in October 2020 for our next Annual Dinner. Tickets will go on sale in the Fall.  Click to see last year’s event details.