This preserve protects 2,700 feet of Cedar Creek’s west bank. The property was donated by Dr. Jack Covell, who wanted to see his late brother’s land preserved for the animals that live here — wild turkey, great blue heron, belted kingfisher, mink, otter and many more.
The property includes 40 acres in agriculture production, 33 acres of emerging upland forest and 23 acres of mature forested floodplain. Several trees in the preserve are estimated to be more than 150 years old.
ACRES is in the process of restoring the farm fields, planting a variety of native hardwoods and restoring part of the preserve to wetland with a mix of tall grasses.