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Protecting Land Together

Thanks to member support, ACRES is a thriving nonprofit organization protecting natural areas in northeast Indiana, southern Michigan and northwest Ohio.

Discover the forever-protected natural areas of our region!

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Our region's natural areas are spectacular! Explore our trails, take photographs, enjoy family time, get outdoors, plan a field trip, get fit, reflect on nature's beauty or share an adventure, for free from dawn to dusk at a preserve near you:

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NEWS & BLOG STORIES

Keep up with the latest. Enjoy stories from our protected places and from the people who help protect them.
Raising Our Standards: Quality over Quantity
The core of ACRES mission—to protect local land—drives everything we do. Protecting land is possible only when people participate by volunteering, donating and sharing ACRES...
160-year-old barn finds new home
HUNTERTOWN – A 160-year-old barn in northwest Allen County is finding a new home in DeKalb County, where it will stand as a tribute to...
Mimicking Succession
ACRES protects more than natural areas. Working lands, such as agriculture fields in production, are also protected. ACRES currently protects about 500 acres of farmland,...
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Shared Success: ACRES by the Numbers

Only a small part of ACRES' story can be told with numbers. Thanks to your support, the preserves are alive with stories unfolding naturally, everyday - forever

7,230
acres on 117 properties protected forever

1,700+
members protecting land

50+
trail systems, open dawn to dusk

600+
acres of working land protected

1,500
acres of Cedar Creek corridor preserved with partners

27
counties served by ACRES in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio

60
years protecting forests, wetlands, native grasslands, prairie & working land

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

Featured Preserve

Blue Cast Springs

By the Numbers

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