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HUNTERTOWN, Ind., December 2, 2019 –ACRES Land Trust is launching a Capital Campaign to help build a barn and renovate the home it uses as an office. The investments will help the nonprofit care for its expanding acreage, following a period of 50 percent growth in the land it owns and protects. Founded in 1960, …

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LAGRANGE, Ind., November 26, 2019 –ACRES Land Trust recently expanded its Quog Lake preserve, part of a priority conservation area south of LaGrange, by 12 acres. The property houses two historic school buildings, one of which serves a congregation that has met on the site since the mid-1800s. ACRES, Indiana’s oldest and largest local land …

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ACRES’ Breakthrough Grant study, part of an initiative funded by the Foellinger Foundation, is complete. With support from the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, ACRES worked with local nonprofits to determine the feasibility of a multi-use nature development. The study offered key insights and is a great starting point should another group want to pursue it. …

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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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Did you know that autumn olive was once planted by many conservationists, including Tom and Jane, to provide wildlife habitat? Today, this invasive shrub is a prime target for removal on ACRES preserves and on managed land across the U.S. Girl Scouts lend a hand Why? Because its beautiful brush (with sweetsmelling spring blooms, signature …

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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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Written by Carol Roberts, board member, Quarterly editor Photos by Thomas Sprunger “Places are…defined less by unique locations, landscapes, and communities than by the focusing of experiences and intentions onto a particular setting.” — E. C. Relph, “Place and Placelessness,” The Natural Heritage of Indiana Jann Prince has focused her challenging life experiences, intentions, efforts …

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Photo by Cathie Rowand “What did the fish say when he was swimming upstream and hit concrete?” “Dam!” ACRES Land Trust intern Carman Draves. left, helped Jerry Sweeten, right sample aquatic life in Cedar Creek as part of the land trust’s low-head removal process. Dr. Jerry Sweeten, ACRES board member, retired Manchester University biology professor …

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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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