The Preserve adjoins the Louis Sima Preserve, a 150 acre wetlands marsh. The Galien River flows through the marsh, along the edge of the Preserve (accessed by our private boat and kayak launch) and eventually flows into Lake Michigan. It’s a perfect place for a relaxed kayak excursion. The wetlands have a rich and diverse array of native plant species, many unique to the region. Deer, foxes, herons, cranes, hawks, redwing blackbirds and other wildlife roam the grounds or fly overhead, creating a rare sense of living in nature. Our bird and wildlife marsh population have increased significantly over the last few years, since we embarked upon a program to remove invasive species of shrubs and trees and foster the growth of indigenous species.