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In our 60 year history, ACRES Land Trust has acquired 7,000 acres – and growing – to protect forever. In addition to acquiring protected land, ACRES also receives transferable lands from donors, property that is not protected, but rather meant to support our work as an investment. So, we do sell land, occasionally. In six …

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Certainly, all year long is for celebrating ACRES members, however as the end of October approaches, it is worth pointing out a handful of unique opportunities reserved for the folks who support ACRES Land Trust’s work protecting the places people love. Thank you ACRES members. Your support protects land. Here. Today. Forever. Are you ready …

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To keep pace with our growing acreage, ACRES has invested more time and resources in managing, restoring and enhancing land. In late winter and early spring, we put our new forestry mulcher to work shredding acres of non-native invasive autumn olive. The forestry mulcher, a barrel-like roller attachment for a skid steer, crunches up the …

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Photos of James M. & Patricia D. Barrett Nature Preserve in the Cedar Creek Corridor by Jarrid Spicer Dear Friends, We Midwesterners have a reputation of being hard workers. I think this is partly because we mimic the land we live on. We follow the lead of the plants and animals around us. Your preserve …

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ACRES completes 500-acre acquisition phase on Cedar Creek, launches storytelling project HUNTERTOWN, Ind., August 5, 2019 – On completion of a 500-acre acquisition phase on Cedar Creek, ACRES Land Trust is launching a website, booklet and video on its decades-long work protecting the Corridor. To date, the nonprofit permanently protects one thousand acres in the …

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“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau, a journal entry dated Aug. 5, 1851 ACRES invites you to welcome Reena Ramos to our team as advancement coordinator. Reena Ramos, of Auburn, returns to ACRES Land Trust as Advancement Coordinator to serve ACRES supporters. She previously worked …

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ACRES sends “preserve postcard” announcements to members to thank them for support in acquiring new land for permanent protection. Each time ACRES acquires a new property, we send “preserve postcards” to our members. Like birth announcements, the postcards welcome new land to our trust and thank our members for making this work possible. It’s a …

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BRISTOL, Ind., June 18, 2019 – ACRES Land Trust recently acquired a 23 acre addition to Eby Bog, north of Bristol, bringing a total of 33 acres, or about 95% of the bog under the organization’s permanent protection. With member support, ACRES protects 7,117 acres of forest, wetland, native prairie, unique natural features and working …

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Dear friends, Each day is a victory for ACRES. Life thrives on 7,000+ acres of land because our members, and members before them, chose to acquire each of these acres. And it is a choice. People choose whether or not to support ACRES, ACRES staff and board choose whether or not to acquire each acre, …

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Many thanks to the Olive B. Cole Foundation and the Lilly Endowment internship support through Manchester University for supporting the ACRES summer land management program. ACRES staff look forward to this annual influx of energy and support. We get much more accomplished with the boost to the workforce and we gain the satisfaction of supporting …

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HUNTERTOWN, Ind., May 15, 2019 – This spring, ACRES Land Trust reforested 106 acres of marginal farmland, planting 55,000 native hardwood saplings on three of its regional nature preserves, setting a new pace in the nonprofit’s land management. Since 2016, the nonprofit has reforested 165 acres, planting nearly 100,000 trees on six preserves during a …

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Beginners and Backyard Birders Welcome! Celebrate birding and help protect land. Would you like to help ACRES and practice your birding skills? Bird Blitz is back! You can count birds either as an individual or on a team, on any open ACRES preserve, dawn to dusk, from Sunday, June 2 – Saturday, June 8. Registration …

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