ACRES Land Trust members make it possible to protect natural places and working land. In recognition of member commitment – and for fun! – ACRES invites members to share in unique land-based activities and outings all year long.

New Member Open House

Saturday, January 18, 1 – 2:30 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

Are you new to ACRES? Welcome!

Meet other new members and long-time volunteers, while learning how your membership protects land. Hear ACRES history, updates on new projects, and get answers to your questions: How do we acquire new land? How will we protect it forever?

Refreshments and light snacks provided.

Book Discussion for Members

Friday, January 24, 6 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

“A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold

“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot.” – Aldo Leopold

Gather around the fireplace to discuss Leopold’s observations in this seminal work. At the end of our discussion, we’ll review books for future consideration, round-robin style. Your nature-focused book suggestions are welcome.

Hosted by Mark Maffey, ACRES board member and Natasha Manor, office and volunteer manager.

FULL: Mixed Media Cyanotype Printing for Members

With local artist Erin Patton McFarren
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Friday, January 31, 6 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

Discover sun printing! This method was first published by Anna Atkins to document British algae. You will learn tips and tricks from local artist Erin Patton McFarren. Leave with ready-made cyanotype print layouts to expose on your own—and with the know-how to make your own on your next preserve visit.

This event is full. For questions contact [email protected] or 260-637-2273.

Asherwood Maple Syrup and Pancake Breakfast for Members

Saturday, March 14, 9 am – noon
WABASH COUNTY | Asherwood
7496 W. SR 124, Wabash, IN 46992

Can you smell the warm pancakes and fresh-made maple syrup? Feel the cool, crisp air of the winter woods on your cheek? It’s sugar bush season and ACRES members are invited to breakfast at Asherwood!

No reservations required. $5/person, children under 5 free. Come early or stay late and explore the trails along the creek and ravines.

ACRES members, you’re encouraged to bring friends and family to members-only events.