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.

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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

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