The Nelson property lies along the Tittabawassee River three miles upstream of downtown Midland, containing 106 acres of undeveloped land that provides critical floodplain habitat, mature maple forests and a home to a range of wildlife. To protect this important habitat forever, the Little Forks Conservancy worked with the Nelson family to acquire the property and is in the process of creating the Conservancy’s newest nature preserve. Nelson Woods will be the Little Forks Conservancy’s fourth nature preserve along the Tittabawassee River between the City of Midland and the Village of Sanford.
Fundraising is currently underway to help with the development and future improvement costs necessary to create a nature preserve that is accessible to all. The property will become a part of the Conservancy’s nature preserve system in the Tittabawassee River watershed to provide the community with accessible walking trails, educational opportunities, and partnerships with local organizations to utilize the land and its resources.
Executive Director of Little Forks Conservancy Elan Lipschitz said, “This is the Conservancy’s first land purchase in over 10 years. We couldn’t think of a better property to protect – and it ties to our original goal of focusing on land along the Tittabawassee River."
Help Support this project
We are still working on acquiring funding for the development phase of the Nelson Woods project. Your support can make this project a reality to create a natural preserve that will benefit our community for generations to come. If you wish to donate to this project, click the link below.