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Blue Jean Gala

Union 12 7563 Lincoln Way Rd, Columbia City, IN, United States

An evening of supporting and celebrating local land with food by Catablu’s BluSpoon, live music by Supernovas and a silent auction. Tickets are available at acreslandtrust.org/gala.

ACRES Invasive Plant Workshop

ACRES Land Trust Office 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN, United States

Join the stewardship team for an in-depth look at identifying the many non-native invasive plant species present in our region. Learn about the methods used to eradicate these invasive plants and how you can manage your own property. Space is limited. RSVP by June 19 to [email protected] or call 260-637-2273

Event Series Boots & Brews

Boots & Brews: Wabash County Swift Hike

Kokiwanee 5825 E. 50 S., Lagro, IN

Join a caravan to several ACRES trails! Start the journey with waterfalls at Kokiwanee, then head for a break at Salamonie Interpretive Center. Gear back up for a hike at Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run and a stop by Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark. Then, finish the day with a "treat yourself" snack from Canal ...

Bookbinding Workshop (For Members)

ACRES Land Trust Office 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN, United States

Get creative with local artist Julie Wall, owner of The Hedge art studio in Fort Wayne. Learn to bookbind your own nature notebook using the Japanese stab binding method. Design a unique cover and incorporate pages that are preprinted with space for sketches, meditation journaling, and field notes. Space is limited. RSVP by June 27 ...

Asherwood Cleanup Workday

Asherwood 7496 W. SR 124, Wabash, IN, United States

ACRES is growing! Help us clean a new stewardship hub! Join us for an indoor workday as we make this place look spick and span. Refreshments provided. RSVP appreciated at [email protected] or call 260-637-2273

Family Play Day

Dustin Barn 1992 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN, United States

Gather with fellow families for an afternoon of crafts, scavenger hunt hikes, make-your-own trail mix and more. Stop by anytime to enjoy the fun! RSVP appreciated at [email protected] or call 260-637-2273

New Member Open House

ACRES Land Trust Office 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN, United States

Are you new to ACRES? This open-house-style event allows you to meet other members and learn how your support helps protect local land. Come when you can, leave when you must. Refreshments provided.

Event Series Boots & Brews

Boots & Brews: New Member Open House & Hike

ACRES Land Trust Office 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN, United States

Visit the ACRES Office during the New Member Open House, a casual event where you can learn about ACRES mission, meet staff and volunteers, and ask questions. The group will take a hike through the fields and forests of the Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve. Stay afterward for snacks, drinks, and games down the ...

Sundae Saunter

Lloyd W. Bender Memorial Forest 1891 N River Road W, Albion, IN, United States

Take a stroll through the forested trails and join us afterward for a “treat-yourself” sweet treat at Cowabunga Creamery in Albion, IN.

Bat Research Demo (For Members)

ACRES Land Trust Office 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN, United States

Get batty with Dr. Scott Bergeson from Purdue University Fort Wayne. Learn about local bat research and how to survey these nimble nocturnal creatures with nets. Hopefully, a winged guest will make an appearance! Space is limited; RSVP by August 6.

Mackel Open House (For Members)

Mackel Nature Preserve

Explore the historic Mackel residence, located right along Cedar Creek! Take a tour through the family home, a short hike through the woods, and learn how this preserve is protected forever. Refreshments provided. This preserve is closed to the public. Hosted by Mackel caretakers Isaac and Kelsey Saxton. Space is limited; RSVP by August 1