FOUNDERS


Tom and Jane Dustin

Tribute to Tom Dustin      


Tom Dustin











Tom Dustin (Photo by Steven Higgs)







Tribute to Jane Dustin         


Jane Dustin











Jane Dustin

(Photo courtesy of ACRES Land Trust Archieves)


Tom and Jane Dustin 2003 (Photo Courtesy of Susan Till)










The Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame
Inaugural Class of 2009

Hall of Fame


On September 25, 2009 Tom and Jane were inducted into the Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame along with several other esteemed colleagues including President Benjamin Harrison and Gene Stratton-Porter.

"The Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary and lasting contributions to the conservation and preservation of Indiana's natural and cultural heritage. Future nominations will be judged on their own merit but the impact of this inaugural class will be used to evaluate future nominees." (Indiana Natural Resources Foundation)

"Tom (1923-2004) and Jane (1929-2003) Dustin
Tom and Jane Dustin, founders of ACRES, Indiana's first private land trust, and advocates for the Clean Water Act and federal wilderness protection."



Tom & Jane Dustin
Tom and Jane Dustin 2003 (Photo Courtesy of Susan Till)






Additional Links


Irreverent Dreamers: The Legacy of Tom and Jane Dustin By Annika Van Gilder


Fitting tribute for pioneers - Journal Gazette - August 25, 2009