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ACRES acquires Greenhurst Commons

The Star | DECEMBER 9, 2022
AUBURN — ACRES Land Trust has acquired Greenhurst Commons, a 110-acre urban nature preserve in the City of Auburn, the agency announced in a news release. Read more


4 ACRES Land Trust nature reserves to hike and explore

Input Fort Wayne | OCTOBER 19, 2022
Ravines, bluffs, waterfalls, wetlands, and wildlife. These are just a few of the natural wonders you’ll find at Northeast Indiana’s many nature reserves. Read more


Land trust reopens with more accessible features

WANE 15 | SEPTEMBER 11, 2022
HUNTERTOWN, Ind. (WANE) – A local nonprofit dedicated to preserving land in the area has renovated its headquarters with the goal of providing a more accessible environment. Read more


Indiana DNR earmarks $25 million in federal funding for land acquisition and conservation

Indy Star | June 13, 2022
Indiana is in a position to protect and preserve more environmentally important lands after legislators doled out the largest infusion of acquisition funding in the state’s history. Read more


Charitable foundation celebrates 100 years with new brand, surprise grants

WANE 15 | JANUARY 27, 2022
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) To mark its 100th anniversary, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne made several announcements Thursday morning about the charitable organization’s future at a press conference. Read more


Two Steuben properties donated for preservation

The Herald-Republican | DECEMBER 15, 2021
ANGOLA, Ind. — ACRES Land Trust recently acquired two properties in Steuben County, totaling 62 acres for permanent protection. Read more


ACRES Land Trust: For Today & Forever

Smart Living Fort Wayne | NOVEMBER 8, 2021
Before Indiana was settled by pioneers, about 85 percent of it was forest – some 19.8 million acres. By 1900, just 7 percent was forest – about 2 million acres – and people were growing alarmed. Read more


Decades-old dam removed from Cedar Creek

WANE 15 | OCTOBER 21, 2021
ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. – Excavation crews removed a low-head dam on Cedar Creek at the Mackel Nature Preserve on Thursday morning. Read more


ACRES holding grand opening at first Michigan property

KPC Media Group | AUGUST 8, 2021
HUDSON, Mich. — ACRES Land Trust is inviting the public to celebrate the grand opening of its first Michigan property, Kauffman Nature Sanctuary, on Saturday. Read more


Land trust acquires 38 acres along northern Indiana river

South Bend Tribune | APRIL 11, 2021
MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Nearly 40 acres in northern Indiana that includes wooded wetlands that are home to wildlife and native plants have been acquired by a land trust for protection as a nature preserve. Read more


200 Year Project Preserves Wing Haven Legacy

WBOI | JULY 2, 2021
ACRES Land Trust launched a 200 year Ecological Reflections project in 2017 to honor and study its Wing Haven Nature Preserve in Steuben County. Read more


Our favorite hiking spots

GLO | JULY 2021
It can be tough to find scenic, exciting spots to hike when your city is a suburban haven. Read more


Preston Island’s history discussed

The Crescent-News | JUNE 22, 2021
DEFIANCE, Ohio — Officials from a nonprofit Indiana organization that recently acquired Defiance’s Preston Island visited the city Monday afternoon to learn a little more about the land mass in the middle of the Maumee River. Read more


ACRES Land Trust seeks summer interns

The Star | March 27, 2021
HUNTERTOWN, Ind. — ACRES Land Trust is seeking applications for four full-time land management internships for the 2021 summer season. Read more


Interview with Jason Kissel, executive director of ACRES Land Trust

NUVO | FEBRUARY 10, 2021
At just five years old, Jason Kissel vowed to spend his life working with trees. He meant it. Kissel earned degrees in forestry and ministry, served as curator of trees… Read more


Indiana senate passes bill to deregulate isolated wetlands

WANE 15 | FEBRUARY 2, 2021
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Indiana Senate voted Monday to end all state regulation of Indiana’s isolated wetlands. Those in support of Senate Bill 389 say… Read more


Fogwell Forest with Reena Ramos

Midwestoration Podcast | DECEMBER 20, 2020
In this episode, I interview Reena Ramos, the Advancement Coordinator for ACRES Land Trust at their Fogwell Forest Nature Preserve. Listen now


ACRES improving, closing trails in four-year plan

KPC Media Group | NOVEMBER 26, 2020
ACRES Land Trust plans to enhance the visitor experience at about 30 nature preserves over the next four years. Read more


ACRES donates barn to Horsemen’s Association

The Star | NOVEMBER 2, 2020
HUNTERTOWN — A 160-year-old barn from northwest Allen County is finding a new home in DeKalb County, where it will stand as a tribute to the area’s agricultural heritage. Read more


Lee family shows respect for nature

KCP Media Group | OCTOBER 15, 2020
PLEASANT LAKE, Ind. – A dedication ceremony at Lee Family Perfect Lake Nature Preserve in Steuben County Oct. 10 celebrated the protected land’s new status as a state dedicated nature preserve. Read more


Antique plant pressings returning to Germany

KCP Media Group | AUGUST 26, 2020
KENDALLVILLE, Ind. — In the mid-1850s in northwestern Germany, a teenager painstakingly gathered and pressed several hundred plants. Read more


ACRES Land Trust Protects First Michigan Property

Inside INdiana Business | FEBRUARY 11, 2020
HUDSON, Mich. – With the recent acquisition of 78 acres of the Kauffman Nature Sanctuary, ACRES Land Trust in Allen County has its first foray into protecting land in Michigan. Read more


ACRES Land Trust expands to Michigan

KCP Media Group | FEBRUARY 11, 2020
HUDSON, Mich. — ACRES Land Trust recently acquired 78 acres of rolling Hillsdale County land for permanent protection, the organization said. Read more


Indiana winter may be daunting to some, but one hardy group continues its mission to hike on

The Huntington County TAB | January 30, 2020
While Indiana’s weather may prove daunting to young and old at times – even closing school on occasion – one hardy group of Hoosier moms and their children look forward to a weekly stroll in the elements, come what may. Read more


ACRES planning site renovations

KCP Media Group | JANUARY 22, 2020
HUNTERTOWN, Ind. — ACRES Land Trust is launching a capital campaign to help build a barn and renovate the home it uses as an office. Read more


Winter Fun

The Herald Republican | JANUARY 19, 2020
Outdoor activities don’t have to stop as fall fades into winter. Read more


Neighbors fret over proposed housing project

The Journal Gazette | JANUARY 10, 2020
Two housing developments in Perry Township will likely see big changes before they are built. Read more


ACRES Land Trust starts capital campaign to grow headquarters

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – ACRES Land Trust just experienced a period of 50% growth, as they enter their 60th year of purchasing and protecting land in the region. Read more


Audubon debuts statewide birding trail

The Herald Republican | JANUARY 5, 2020
Indiana is home to more than 400 species of birds. Read more


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