The Lawrence Wetlands Preserve (LWP) is an 8.5-acre urban nature center featuring a variety of ecosystems including upland forest, swamp, marsh, shrublands, meadows, and a freshwater pond. The Preserve is located just outside of the Historic District in Chestertown within easy walking distance of the Foundation’s Holt Education Center. LWP programs provide an opportunity for students to explore fresh-water and terrestrial ecosystems while learning how land use in the watershed ultimately impacts the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The Preserve is also an ideal site for the implementation of student-led action projects.
When not in use for programs, the Preserve is open to the public.