ACRES is embarking on our first-ever Capital Campaign to raise $550,000 for construction.

Today, ACRES owns, manages and protects 117 properties totaling 7,230 acres of natural and working lands, offering 50 trail systems, thanks to supporters like you. We’re inspiring people to value, appreciate, and support these places for the benefit of all, today and forever.

We have more to do and we need your help.

ACRES Land Trust Expansion Concept Plan

Your support of the ACRES Expansion Plan will:

  • help ACRES care for land by adding a barn to protect tools and equipment and create work space
  • welcome new members to ACRES with event and gathering space
  • establish accessible trails and a Cedar Creek overlook
  • improve lane access for increasing business and visitor traffic
  • support office efficiency and accessibility

Your gift of $20 or more includes ACRES membership:

  • you will receive exclusive invitations to closed properties and unique outings
  • ACRES will mail you a 20-page full color, Quarterly publication each season with stories on the land you help protect
  • you will be part of this living legacy of keeping local places safe

Capital Campaign estimated timeline

Winter 2019 | Begin site preparation
Spring 2020 | Complete site preparation
Spring & Summer 2020 | Build barn
Fall & Winter 2020 | Renovate ACRES office
Spring 2021 | Install accessible trails and improve lane access
Spring 2021 | Site landscaping
Spring 2021 | Estimated project completion

Learn more | Watch WANE TV coverage of our Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign media coverage

ACRES Land Trust starts capital campaign to grow headquarters
WANE TV

ACRES raising money for barn, office upgrade
KCP Media

ACRES Land Trust Launches Capital Campaign
Inside INdiana Business

Thank you for your vision in protecting land in our region.


Many thanks to Capital Campaign corporate sponsors