Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve

The Seven Mile River winds through the center of this property, much of which is pristine open marsh.  Cattails are plentiful, despite the threat of the invasive purple loosestrife.  Red-winged blackbirds roost and chatter in the small trees that dot the marsh.

Location Hope Avenue, off Newport Ave (Rt. 123)
Size 48.5 acres
Acquisition Date November 11, 1994
Donor Anthony Lawrence
Map Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve Map (PDF)
Public Access A Loop Trail, with red markers, begins at the end of Hope Avenue. Another trail, cleared when a sewer pipeline was built in the 1990's, leads west towards Tannery Brook.

Please note: Hope Avenue is a narrow dead-end street. There is room for 1 or 2 cars at the end of the street. Parking is permitted along the street, but please be considerate of the residents. Don't park in front of driveways or mailboxes.

Lawrence Pics

Blue flag iris in the marshland along the Seven Mile River, which flows through the Lawrence Preserve.    Image credit: C Adler

Guided walk led by local naturalist Gary Krofta    Image credit: C Adler

Cattails and purple loosestrife at the Lawrence Preserve.    Image credit: C Adler

Orange bracket fungi at Lawrence Preserve    Image credit: C Adler

Lawrence Posts

View a Pristine Marsh on Saturday, August 24
Local naturalist Gary Krofta will lead a guided walk at the Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve on Saturday, August 24.  The ...
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Work Party on August 17 at Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, August 17, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon to help clear brush along trails at ...
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A Summer Day at the Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve
The photos in this post were all taken on July 8, 2019.  Some photos were taken along the trails, others, ...
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