Lawrence Wetlands Preserve


301 South Mill Street, Chestertown, MD

SEF’s newest facility, the Lawrence Wetlands Preserve, is an 8.5-acre urban nature center in Chestertown, located within easy walking distance of the Holt Education Center. The Preserve features a variety of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems including swamps, woodlands, non-tidal wetlands, shrublands, meadows, and a freshwater pond. SEF is currently offering limited programming for schools at the Preserve while it works to create public access infrastructure on the property including trails, boardwalks, and a 1,200-square-foot Nature Center. When fully operational, the Preserve will host programs that focus on the connection between land use and the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

View the Lawrence Wetlands Preserve Master Plan