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 Barn Show Video Release Party
Friday, July 13, 7-10 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, Dustin Barn
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748
Barn entrance is just east of the main preserve drive

ACRES members, you’re invited to gather with fellow members to share a late summer evening in The Barn with movie-theater snacks and drinks, and live music by the entertaining duo The Matchsellers: world-class hillbilly music deeply rooted in bluegrass with a mix of old time tradition and shenanigans.

After the sun sets, we’ll watch the world premiere of ACRES new video on enjoying and protecting the places you love. See you there!

Progressive Canoe Trip for Members
Saturday, July 21, 12 pm
Just west of 540 E 450 S, Wolcottville, IN 46795

Enjoy an afternoon on the water with fellow ACRES members. We’ll launch on Oliver Lake and make our way through The Spreads to Hackenburg Lake, and on to Messick Lake. Bring your own canoe or kayak—we’ll provide snacks and water.

Space is limited, with a limited number of canoes provided by P4C Paddle Club.

Nature Notebook Workshop for Members
Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

Join us to learn how to make your very own nature-inspired notebook. Local illustrator and printmaker Grace Harman will teach you everything you need to know to make a fun, functional notebook. All ability levels welcome! Snacks and supplies provided. Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] Presented by artist Grace Harman.


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!