Protecting Land Together

Thanks to member support, ACRES is a thriving nonprofit organization protecting natural areas in northeast Indiana, southern Michigan and northwest Ohio.

Discover the forever-protected natural areas of our region!

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Our region's natural areas are spectacular! Explore our trails, take photographs, enjoy family time, get outdoors, plan a field trip, get fit, reflect on nature's beauty or share an adventure, for free from dawn to dusk at a preserve near you:

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NEWS & BLOG STORIES

Keep up with the latest. Enjoy stories from our protected places and from the people who help protect them.
Kokiwanee, 1941 farmland to nature preserve
In my recent Letter from the Executive Director, I write about how land can produce a wide variety of products. I make the claim that when...
Letter from the Executive Director
Dear Friends, Land can produce a seemingly unlimited diversity of plants. Consider a small garden plot. On the same piece of land, sweet corn, green...
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Shared Success: ACRES by the Numbers

Only a small part of ACRES' story can be told with numbers. Thanks to your support, the preserves are alive with stories unfolding naturally, everyday - forever

6,157
acres on 102 properties protected forever

1,445
members protecting land

70+
miles of trails, open dawn to dusk

93
acres of working land protected

1400+
acres of Cedar Creek corridor preserved with partners

32
counties served by ACRES in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio

57
years protecting forests, wetlands, native grasslands, prairie & working land

150+
volunteers worked 2,500 hours in the field, office and on the trails

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By the Numbers

6,157
acres on 102 properties protected forever