Going deep in the woods:
the 10-acre Soutter Property
To those walking the existing east-west trail from Mandus
Olson into the southwest Grand Forest, the parcel seems to be a part of the
Grand Forest. It's not, but it needs to be. Otherwise, as many as four homes
could be constructed deep in the woods.
The property contains wetlands, an intermittent stream, and
dense forest--its flora and fauna mimicking that of the Grand Forest--while
providing habitat for wildlife and great visual beauty for those walking along
Protecting Issei Creek: the 5-acre Croker Property
This parcel is part of the Issei Creek Watershed. An
important fish stream flows from the Grand Forest through this property. On its
way to Fletcher Bay, the stream corridor and surrounding wetlands provide
habitat for birds, mammals, and aquatic life.
By purchasing this conservation land, we remove the
potential of development within this fragile habitat and protect the southern
edge of the Grand Forest--forever!
Wildlife Corridor: the 15-acre Andreasen Property
preserves ecologically rich wetlands, vital habitat, a pond, and mixed forest
while expanding the existing 20-acre Wildlife Corridor. The expansion will
enable the Land Trust to connect the East Grand Forest with Meigs Park, thus
moving forward the longer-term dream of a cross-island trail "from sea to
Photo Credit: Paul Brians