We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible legacy of Jim and Nancy Carpenter, founders of Wild Birds Unlimited, who have been making waves in their community. Back in 2021, Jim and Nancy purchased the Carpenter Nature Preserve, securing its future to ensure it thrives for generations to come.
Yesterday, they sold the Carpenter Nature Preserve to Zionsville Parks and Recreation. Their commitment to conservation is truly inspiring! They’ve breathed new life into old golf cart trails, creating enchanting pathways for nature enthusiasts. Bird boxes now dot the landscape, warmly welcoming our feathered friends to their newfound sanctuary. And, they’ve even planted pollinator gardens, contributing to the prosperity of our precious pollinator populations including insects, bats, and birds. Their impact reaches far beyond the preserve. The Carpenters have championed the cause of the town’s parks system, raising essential funds to enhance the community spaces that mean so much to everyone.
In recognition of their exceptional contributions, they’ve been awarded the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor bestowed by the Governor of Indiana.
Join us in celebrating the Carpenters for their unwavering dedication to preserving the beauty of their community and for their well-deserved recognition with the Sagamore of the Wabash award.