Photo by Thomas Sprunger
Discover the Cedar Creek Corridor, a narrative carved by glaciers, commissioned by ACRES Land Trust. With this story, ACRES invites you to envision a healthy future for our region’s vital natural places—and to see your role in making this happen.
This story is about this place and some of the people who help protect it. More than this incredible story, it’s about taking responsibility for our appreciation for the life our land sustains. The protection of the Cedar Creek Corridor demonstrates what’s possible when people who love a place come together over time, to keep it safe, acre by acre.
Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Corridor. Like most people, I am interested in anomalies, and the Corridor is one. Besides its undevelopment, the Corridor’s steep, rugged topography includes the only canyon around. The canyon averages eighty-two feet in depth. Its floor is an average of fifteen-hundred feet wide. You can find uncommon plants there, like blue-eyed mary, green dragon, and yellow lady’s slipper. You can find bobcats, too. (I haven’t.) It is as beautiful as you imagine, and, especially in the springtime, greener. Once, Indiana considered converting the area into a State Park.”-Ryan Schnurr, Cedar Creek Corridor: Changes in the Land
ACRES members and Cedar Creek residents will receive a complimentary copy.
Cedar Creek Corridor: Changes in the Land by Ryan Schnurr:
About the Author
Ryan Schnurr is a writer from northeast Indiana. His work has been published by Atlas Obscura, Belt Magazine, Old Northwest Review, and Terrain.org, among others, and has been selected for inclusion in two anthologies of Midwestern writing.
In 2017, Schnurr shared his first book, In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River, with an ACRES audience, overlooking the river from the forever-protected banks of our Blue Cast Springs preserve near Woodburn.