Posted by: Reena Ramos

  • 01/18/2020

Florence’s Trail

The trail along the north bank of Willow Creek in Bicentennial Woods has been dedicated in honor of Florence Thyrza Pauly, a native of Fort Wayne and long-time resident of Bloomington and Indianapolis.

Florence’s estate was donated to ACRES Land Trust in 2018 as a tribute to the comfort and healing she found in nature. Florence enjoyed being in nature throughout Indiana and the Midwest.

As a nurse, Florence protected and healed the most vulnerable. She enjoyed camping and leading at Camp McMillen, and she knew the beautiful seasons and landscapes of the Cedar Creek Corridor. Nearby land protected through her estate is a permanent gift to her hometown.

Please appreciate the complexity and diversity of the ecosystem Florence’s trail passes through, as she did, and find comfort and healing as she found in places like this.