The Central Indiana Land Trust has reached an agreement involving the acquisition of 12.5 acres of property owned by a nearly century-old country club in Indianapolis. The trust has launched a fundraising effort for the White River Bluffs portion of Highland Golf and Country Club.

CILTI says it expects fundraising for the $2.7 million deal to be complete by the end of 2019. The country club’s legacy dates back to the early 1900s, but it was officially established as a club in 1919.

CILTI Executive Director Cliff Chapman says the group is excited to pursue the purchase of the land and adds the goal is "to protect the best remaining natural areas in Central Indiana. When opportunities arise in Marion County, we carefully evaluate the natural attributes of the property and gauge he public interest in seeing the property supported. In this case, the property had a significant appeal due to both its unique geological features and a substantially sized group of individuals and neighborhood groups that wanted to see it protected."

The trust has 16 protected properties that are either fully or partially open to the public and five that are private lands.

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