This preserve was donated to CNYLT in 2003 by the O'Brien & Gere Companies. Located between Beacon North Business Park, East Taft Road to the south, Great Northern Boulevard, and Totman Road in the west, the property contains a pond, two islands and surrounding wetlands. Access is from the business park.
This preserve is made up of four separate properties. The largest is ten acres between No. 5 West Road and Carpenters Pond donated by Jean Maxwell. The other three properties were bought at County auction. A seven acre parcel is located at the end of Pond Road.
Our northern most property was donated by Willson Cummer in 2011. This beautiful wooded preserve, boarders the northern edge of Winona State forest and contains, a ravine with nearly 2,000 feet of Little Sandy Creek, a mature mixed forest and a small meadow.