The community’s newest preserve has finally opened its gates!

After years of planning and preparation, and a frenzied last few weeks filled with fine-tuning, Portman Nature Preserve finally opened its gates to the public last Saturday, October 21. And after all the work that has been put in by volunteers and staff, it was pure joy to see the happy, expectant faces of the crowds of people who came to the Grand Opening celebration. Here at SWMLC, we are ecstatic about sharing this big, beautiful, healthy preserve with the community.

And it truly is the community’s preserve. We never could have taken on a project as large and complex as this one without the time, money, soul, and expertise of so many caring people.


As with all of our public preserves, Portman Nature Preserve will now be open every day from dawn to dusk . . . hope to see you out there!