February 25, 2019 Acquisition, Blog, Featured No Comments

With thanks to ACRES members for ongoing support, here is our Annual Report from fiscal year 2017-2018.

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MANAGEMENT | (Calendar year 2018) In the Cedar Creek Corridor, ACRES staff and interns spent 495 hours, walking 243 miles, fighting non-native invasive species, spraying 27 gallons of herbicide across 554 acres in 174 visits.

PEOPLE | 277 new members joined during this fiscal year. ACRES hosted 70+ hikes and events, engaging 1,000 people, inspiring them to protect the places they love. 800 new people followed us on Facebook, helping expand our reach to new audiences. 54 volunteers reported 900 hours of service, but we’re certain there’s more that goes unreported. We estimate that more than 150 volunteers provided 2,500 hours of service, a value of $61,725.

MILESTONES | We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Nature Preserve Act, written by founding member James Barrett. We completed the $1 million Bicentennial Nature Trust Cedar Creek Corridor project, leveraging $1 million to protect $3 million in appraised land. We launched our 2018-2019 strategic plan to evaluate all aspects of the organization.