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.

UPDATE:

The health and safety of our ACRES family is paramount, as is the public health of our communities.

Please check this page or contact the ACRES office to check the status of an event:
260-637-2273
[email protected]

The ACRES office will be open in a limited capacity. Staff will be on hand to assist you from 9 am to 4 pm. Please wear a mask to enter the office. We have some available for use if you need one.

Maps and water will be left outside the door. If you’re stopping by to make a donation or purchase merchandise, please ring the doorbell and someone will come out to help you.

  • PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL ILL or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Practice social distancing, keeping at least 6-feet of distance between individuals at all times
  • Please wear a mask while inside the office

Thanks to member support, our trail systems remain open 7 days a week, from dawn to dusk, at no charge. It’s no secret that spending time in nature benefits us both physically and emotionally. Feeling cooped up and stressed out? Find fresh air, peace and renewal at an ACRES preserve near you. 

New Member Open House

Saturday, January 16, 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 longtime 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.

(RSVP) Art Workshop for ACRES Members

Sunday, January 24, 2 pm
WABASH COUNTY | Asherwood
7496 W. SR 124, Wabash, IN 46992

Get creative with local artist Julie Wall, owner of The Hedge
art studio in Fort Wayne. Learn to bookbind your own nature
notebook using the Japanese stab binding method. Each
participant can create two hand-bound books using
different patterns and colors.

Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] or call 260-637-2273 by January 22.

(RSVP) Asherwood Maple Syrup & Pancake Breakfast for Members

Saturday, March 13, 9 am – noon
WABASH COUNTY | Asherwood Environmental Center
7496 W SR 124, Wabash, IN 46992

It’s sugar bush season! You’re invited to breakfast and a guided tour of ACRES maple sugaring operation. Come early or stay late to explore the trails.
$5/person, children under 5 free.

Presented by Grady Stout, Asherwood caretaker; Jason Kissel, executive director; and ACRES volunteers.

Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] or call 260-637-2273 by March 11.

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

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