Sunday, August 18th, 2019

ACRES acquires preserve in Huntington County

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Source: Inside INdiana

ACRES Land Trust has acquired another preserve in Huntington. The Philip and Jean Ross Preserve is the sixth property permanently protected by the local land trust in Huntington. A total of 7,094 acres in the tristate area are now protected by ACRES, including 372 acres in Huntington, primarily along the Wabash River.

The Philip and Jean Ross Preserve totals 23 acres overlooking the Wabash River and includes a wetland forest, meadow and ravine. Jean Ross says she and her husband bought the property in the late 80’s.

“Phil and I felt we were stewards of our land. We never thought of it or used it as ours. We were there to take care of the land, to preserve it and to pass it on. That’s what we’re doing.”

ACRES executive director Jason Kissel says their land acquisition in Huntington is gaining momentum.

“It’s beneficial to keep adding to the total of protected lands in this Wabash River corridor. This place has incredible value that ACRES will preserve for future generations.”

The land trust continues to raise funds to complete the project.