ACRES members, you protect land!

Thank you for taking responsibility, for playing your part in protecting our local natural areas and working lands.

Together, with that of other members, your ACRES membership sends a clarion call throughout our region: we value these places. Member events give you the opportunity to do cool things to celebrate the ACRES community and the land you protect together. Member events also give you the chance to get know each other and to discover the values you share and what motivates others to participate in ACRES.

Members, in support of your shared values and in honor of your commitment, you’re invited to participate in unique outings, exclusive opportunities to see closed preserves and protected lands and the chance to meet land donors.
ACRES events are held rain or shine, sleet or snow.

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ACRES members, you’re encouraged to bring friends and family to members-only events.

Members-only “Lay of the Land” Discussion

Saturday, February 23, 2 pm
HUNTINGTON COUNTY | New, closed preserve

Discuss ACRES’ work protecting this area from a newly protected nature preserve and woodsy, open-concept home (reminiscent of the ACRES Office) on the ancient bank of the Wabash River, a bluff overlooking the river today. Presented by Jason Kissel. Space is limited. RSVP for location by February 20 to: [email protected] or 260.637.2273 for address.

Members-only Asherwood Maple Syrup Making and Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 16, 9 am – noon
WABASH COUNTY | Asherwood Environmental Center
7496 W SR 124, Wabash, IN 46992

Can you smell the warm pancakes and fresh-made syrup? Feel the cool, crisp air of the winter woods on your cheek? It’s sugar bush season! You’re invited to breakfast and a guided tour of ACRES’ maple sugaring operation. Presented by Bill Harmsen and Jason Kissel.

No reservations required. $5/person, children under 5 free. Come early or stay late and explore this incredible place that your membership helps protect.

Members-only Visit to Peace Farm

Friday, March 29, 1 – 3 pm
WELLS COUNTY | Peace Farm (closed preserve; RSVP for address)

Here’s your chance to visit a closed preserve! We’ll stroll through prairie and beautiful open woods, and visit with the donor of Peace Farm, Jann Prince. Our pal Betsy from Little River Wetlands Project will be on hand to help us keep an eye out for salamanders. RSVP for location to [email protected] or 260-637-2273.

In addition to our member hikes & events, we also offer guided hikes and presentations to private groups. From youth groups, to senior clubs, we’d love to share the trails and our story with you and your group!