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.

 Are you ready to become an ACRES member?


Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

Come make a set of colorful, nature-inspired note cards to brighten up your winter. Using a Gelli printing plate and simple printing process, anyone is able to make fun and visually interesting pieces. Do not wear your Sunday best. All ability levels welcome! Snacks and supplies provided. Presented by artist Hannah Burnworth of Milk House Studio. Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected].

Art by Hannah Burnworth. Visit to see more, then join Burnworth at the ACRES Office to make your own nature notecards on February 6.

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



Saturday, March 10, 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. Volunteers needed. See page 18 for details. 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.


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!