ACRES Land Trust: Protecting Land for the Long Haul

Fort Wayne native and professional photographer Robert Pence donated $1 million to ACRES Land Trust when he passed away in 2012. The trust, which protects natural habitat throughout the region, now has an endowment of over $3 million.

Pence requested the sum be unrestricted- meaning ACRES can use it however they like. The organization has decided to use┬áthe money for their goal of long-term land protection. According to one ACRES representative, Lettie Haver, “when we protect land, we’re doing it forever”.

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