Protecting land is our mission

ACRES Land Trust is a membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting natural and working lands in northeast Indiana and portions of southern Michigan and northwest Ohio.

ACRES offers trails at many preserves for free public use. We invite you to explore these special places and join us in our mission to protect them forever.

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OUR IMPACT


7,269

ACRES PROTECTED FOREVER


2,000+

MEMBERS PROTECTING LAND


546

ACRES OF INVASIVE PLANT CONTROL IN 2020


140+

VOLUNTEERS WORKED 2,100 HOURS IN THE FIELD, OFFICE AND ON THE TRAILS IN 2020

GET INVOLVED

ACRES members and volunteers make our work possible. Learn how you can help protect the land you love! Join us for events like art workshops, book discussions and themed hikes like “deep listening” and “trek and tap.” Explore volunteer opportunities. Help us protect land by becoming a member with a donation of $20 or more per year.

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I take care of Hathaway, but in reality, Hathaway is taking care of me.

 

 

Kirk Swaidner
Volunteer preserve steward

We are always looking for wild places. Instilling a love of nature is an important value to teach our two girls.

 

 

Bonnie Bloom
ACRES member since 2017

My appreciation for this property continuously inspires me to help take care of it.

 

 

Heather DeLorenzo
Volunteer trail monitor

VISIT A NATURE PRESERVE

Thanks to member and volunteer support, ACRES maintains trail systems at many preserves for free public use. Discover our region’s spectacular natural areas!

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Photo of Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run by Thomas Sprunger