As ACRES 60th year comes to a close, we are filled with gratitude for our members and donors who help protect and care for 7,230 acres of natural and working lands. 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! If you're already a member, thank you! You can help by sharing your WHY with others.
As winter unfolds in our region, remember the Scandinavian adage: "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes." So bundle up and get out! Join us on the trails and at events as we wrap up 2020.
’Tis the season to snap a photo! As you explore the frosty trails, take your camera or phone to capture a critter, a selfie, or a stunning scene!
Members from ACRES board of directors and staff will select five winners who will receive a newly-designed ACRES reusable bag and a one-year membership.
ACRES and Zoo partner to track wildlife Notice any weird wire towers while hiking at an ACRES preserve? Though the towers might look like alien communication devices, they are actually part of a worldwide project to study the movement and or migration of small animals. The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo partnered with ACRES to launch the project locally by setting up four Motus towers on ACRES properties.
Raising Our Standards: Quality Over Quantity Over the next four years, ACRES will update visitor amenities at about 30 nature preserves, including improvements to signage, parking, trail maintenance and online maps. The plan also includes retiring trail systems at about 20 properties that don't meet ACRES new visitor amenity standards.
160-year-old barn finds new home 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 the area’s agricultural heritage.
DECEMBER HIKES & EVENTS
Social distancing (keeping at least 6-feet of distance between individuals at all times) will be implemented at December events. PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL ILL or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Please check the event page or contact the ACRES office for the status of an event at 260-637-2273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitor Amenities Discussion
Saturday, December 12, 1 p.m.
WABASH COUNTY | Asherwood 7496 W. SR 124, Wabash, IN 46992
Share your thoughts with others who also think a lot about land, conservation and the act of protecting the places we love. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered about ACRES plans to improve visitor amenities. Presented by Jason Kissel.
Share the trails: First hikes
Ring in the New Year with invigoration! We'll trek the trails across our region, welcoming 2021 with movement and camaraderie in forever-protected places. Free to the public, donations and memberships encouraged. Space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com or 260-637-2273 by December 30.