ACRES members, you protect land!

Thank you for taking responsibility, for playing your part in protecting our local natural areas and working lands.

Together, with that of other members, your ACRES membership sends a clarion call throughout our region: we value these places. Member events give you the opportunity to do cool things to celebrate the ACRES community and the land you protect together. Member events also give you the chance to get know each other and to discover the values you share and what motivates others to participate in ACRES.

Members, in support of your shared values and in honor of your commitment, you’re invited to participate in unique outings, exclusive opportunities to see closed preserves and protected lands and the chance to meet land donors.
ACRES events are held rain or shine, sleet or snow.

 Are you ready to become an ACRES member?

16TH ANNUAL WING HAVEN CANOE TRIP FOR MEMBERS

Saturday, September 9, 2 – 5 pm
STEUBEN COUNTY | Wing Haven
180 W 400 N, Angola, IN 46703

Relax as you paddle Seven Sisters Lakes, then enjoy a light meal and social time with other ACRES members. Bring your own canoe or kayak — we’ll provide the meal.

RSVP to Heather Barth by September 1 at 260-637-2273, ext. 5 or [email protected]

ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING & PICNIC

Sunday, September 17, 1 – 4 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, Dustin Barn and ACRES Office
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

Parking is at the Dustin Barn, located east of the main drive ACRES’ Annual Meeting is a picnic.

Come and go as you please, join a guided hike, chat with your fellow members and relax with simple food and great music. Hear a brief Annual Report in the Dustin Barn at 1:30, repeated at 2:30. All members welcome at no charge.

Buy tickets ($10/person) for picnic by September 8, call 260-637-2273 or buy online at acreslandtrust.org/annualpicnic

POPP OPEN HOUSE FOR MEMBERS

Sunday, October 22, 1 – 4 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Emanuel M. Popp Nature Preserve
12129 Tonkel Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Caretaker cottage tours, campfire hotdogs, refreshments, and hiking in this old-growth forest open only once a year,
only for ACRES members. Presented by Larry Biggerstaff,Popp caretaker. No RSVP required.

 

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: WATERFOWL FOR MEMBERS

Saturday, November 11, 6 am
LAGRANGE COUNTY | Quog Lake
RSVP for address and to inquire about a caravan

Visit a closed property and see wildlife up close! Evan Hill, land management specialist, will call in Quog Lake’s diverse waterfowl. Ducks are early risers, so this outing starts before sunrise. Be on time and wear earth tones or camouflage to prevent scaring off the wildlife. Bring your camera and sense of adventure!

Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected].

In addition to our member hikes & events, we also offer guided hikes and presentations to private groups. From youth groups, to senior clubs, we’d love to share the trails and our story with you and your group!