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HUNTERTOWN, Ind., December 2, 2019 –ACRES Land Trust is launching a Capital Campaign to help build a barn and renovate the home it uses as an office. The investments will help the nonprofit care for its expanding acreage, following a period of 50 percent growth in the land it owns and protects. Founded in 1960, …

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Looking for stocking stuffers or special gifts for land lovers? Buy ACRES gear and show support! Shop online: acreslandtrust.org/shop or in the office. ACRES is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. Due to the nature of our work, we may be in the field. Please call ahead to be sure we’re here to help you. The …

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ACRES’ Breakthrough Grant study, part of an initiative funded by the Foellinger Foundation, is complete. With support from the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, ACRES worked with local nonprofits to determine the feasibility of a multi-use nature development. The study offered key insights and is a great starting point should another group want to pursue it. …

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Dear Land Lovers, Sketch by Mary (Dustin) Gustafson As many of you know, trees are my primary draw to nature. But I’m also fascinated by many other aspects of nature, including bogs. While my interest in trees continues to lead me to learn all I can about them, my interest in bogs takes me in …

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In our 60 year history, ACRES Land Trust has acquired 7,000 acres – and growing – to protect forever. In addition to acquiring protected land, ACRES also receives transferable lands from donors, property that is not protected, but rather meant to support our work as an investment. So, we do sell land, occasionally. In six …

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Did you know that autumn olive was once planted by many conservationists, including Tom and Jane, to provide wildlife habitat? Today, this invasive shrub is a prime target for removal on ACRES preserves and on managed land across the U.S. Why? Because its beautiful brush (with sweetsmelling spring blooms, signature silver-backed leaves and red berries) …

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“What did the fish say when he was swimming upstream and hit concrete?” “Dam!” Dr. Jerry Sweeten, ACRES board member, retired Manchester University biology professor and expert on low-head dam removal, enjoys a good laugh and talking waterways. He loves fish, river ecology, teaching and preservation. He’s led the charge in removing three low-head dams …

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To keep pace with our growing acreage, ACRES has invested more time and resources in managing, restoring and enhancing land. In late winter and early spring, we put our new forestry mulcher to work shredding acres of non-native invasive autumn olive. The forestry mulcher, a barrel-like roller attachment for a skid steer, crunches up the …

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Dear Friends, We Midwesterners have a reputation of being hard workers. I think this is partly because we mimic the land we live on. We follow the lead of the plants and animals around us. Your preserve visits this summer immerse you in green — surrounded with plants operating at peak performance. On a preserve, …

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ACRES completes 500-acre acquisition phase on Cedar Creek, launches storytelling project HUNTERTOWN, Ind., August 5, 2019 – On completion of a 500-acre acquisition phase on Cedar Creek, ACRES Land Trust is launching a website, booklet and video on its decades-long work protecting the Corridor. To date, the nonprofit permanently protects one thousand acres in the …

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“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau, a journal entry dated Aug. 5, 1851 ACRES invites you to welcome Reena Ramos to our team as advancement coordinator. Reena Ramos working on trails for Shenandoah National Park . Ramos, of Auburn, began supporting ACRES Land Trust’s communication …

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Each time ACRES acquires a new property, we send “preserve postcards” to our members. Like birth announcements, the postcards welcome new land to our trust and thank our members for making this work possible. It’s a fun way to celebrate our newly protected places with our supporters. Recently, a few ACRES members and preserve enthusiasts …

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