First Merchants Serves: Red-tail Land Conservancy

May 16, 2013

First Merchants Serves logoMUNCIE, Ind. - On Friday, April 26, 15 First Merchants employees got 'outside' their comfort zone and participated in the first Delaware County 2013 First Merchants Community Day event at the Red-tail Nature Preserve. They spent the day pulling and cutting away the invasive bush honeysuckle plant, which can rapidly overtake an area's native plant species, forming a dense shrub layer that crowds and shades out other plants. See photos from the day in the video below.

The Red-tail Nature Preserve is one of many sites protected by the Red-tail Land Conservancy. The organization preserves, protects, and restores natural areas and farmland in East Central Indiana, while increasing awareness of our natural heritage. The not-for-profit land trust has grown steadily since its inception in 1999, and nearly 2,000 acres of natural areas and farm land are permanently protected because of the organization's efforts. For more information on the Red-tail Land Conservancy or to get involved visit