Heinzerling Family Five Points Nature Preserve

Entrance to the property is approximately 6800 C.R. 7A, Garrett

115.77 acres

The Heinzerling Family Five Points Nature Preserve is a place where natural beauty and local history collide. Running through the preserve is Black Creek, which flows into Little Cedar Creek and then Cedar Creek. It also features several habitations including wetlands, agriculture acreage, an oxbow stream and small forested wetland system. In its past, an interurban rail line and Five Points School once existed on the property. Carl Heinzerling, a co-founder og the Creek Chub Bait Co., purchased the property in the 1920s, and it was further protected by his grandchildren.

James P. Covell Nature Preserve

Entrance is approximately 2727 C.R. 52, Auburn

96 acres

The James P. Covell Nature Preserve is home to 2,700 feet of the west bank of Cedar Creek as well as 40 acres of land currently 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 will eventually reforest a portion of the farmland, planting a variety of native hardwoods and restore part of it to wetland with a mix of tall grasses, according to its website.

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