You can help protect the places that matter to you.
ACRES membership allows you, together with a community of support, to do something none of us can do alone — protect thousands of acres of land for generations.
When you join ACRES, you become a vital link in a chain of support for our wild spaces. Far more than financial support, your membership is a vote for our natural areas. Memberships and contributions collectively send a clarion call throughout our region: we value natural areas.
“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” – Aldo Leopold, in his forward to A Sand County Almanac
This deep sense of land as a community led a small group of people in 1960 to form and nourish ACRES. This spirit is alive at ACRES today.
You can protect the land you love with ACRES.
As our community of supporters has grown, we’ve asked new members:
“What convinced you to join ACRES?“
Watch this short video to see what some of them had to say:
If you hear your values echoed by these new members, take that next step and join ACRES today.
ACRES Member Benefits
- Peace of mind, joy & pride. You protect land.
You can take responsibility for what matters to you, leaving a natural legacy for generations.
- Unique outings & a sense of belonging.
Campfire discussions, preserve concerts, hikes under the stars, paddles on private waters; members share acoustic music, conversation, food, sometimes beers, and community with folks who value natural places and participate in their protection.
- The full story.
As a member, you will receive the full-color, high-resolution, 20-page Quarterly on your doorstep each season — filled with land donors’ stories, news of newly protected land, photos of wildlife and more.