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The Porter Preserve

This generous gift added valuable acreage to protected land in the “wilderness loop,” a conservation focus area of the Land Trust, and is just upriver from the Gibson Preserve. The property features a birch-beech-maple forest, old fields, alder shrub thickets along the riverbank, and marsh habitats. There is an osprey nest in the area, and if you are quiet you might see a snowshoe hare. The preserve is managed to protect wildlife habitat and maintain natural communities.

The property has .25 miles of trails that bring you right up to the Georges River. The preserve is open to the public for day use only; no overnight camping is allowed. Hunting is permitted with prior permission. 

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