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.

Annual Member Meeting & Picnic

Sunday, October 20, 1 – 4 pm
Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, Dustin Barn and ACRES Office
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748
Parking and activities at the Dustin Barn, located east of the main drive

Reservation and more information available at

Members gather once a year for a state-of-the-organization update and to celebrate protecting local land. Picnic meal is optional, food by Feders Meats and beer by Upland Brewing. 

Meal and meeting at 1 pm, activities to follow. Picnic, $10*/person, children 10 and under free. Register here to attend. Or, call the ACRES office at (260) 637-2273 or stop by at 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748 by Sunday, October 13.

Tickets for picnic meal only. All members welcome to member meeting at no charge. 

Asherwood Campout for Members

Friday Evening, October 25 – Sunday Morning, October 27
7496 W. SR 124, Wabash, IN 4699

Enjoy this rare opportunity to tent camp in an ACRES preserve!

Registration required and a $20 fee per campsite (up to two tents and six people). Registration will close after 10 campsites have been reserved.

Reservation and more information available at

Grassy campsites, water, and shared fire are available. Unlimited hot dogs and buns, and pancake & sausage breakfasts both days are provided. Restrooms and electricity are available in the Asherwood Environmental Center. No showers.

Popp Open House for Members

Saturday, October 26, 1 – 4 pm 
ALLEN COUNTY | Emanuel M. Popp Nature Preserve 
12129 Tonkel Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

This old-growth forest is only open once a year! Enjoy campfire hot dogs, refreshments, cabin tours and hiking through the woods of Popp Nature Preserve.

Presented by Larry Biggerstaff, Popp caretaker.

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