Society's next monthly program visits Saugatuck's "Hidden
Gem", the Mildred A. Peterson Nature Preserve and
Interurban Trail, on Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m.,
starting from a next-door residence at 799 Simonson Drive
(near corner of Simonson Drive and Mill Street.).
Admission is free and public attendance is invited.
The program will begin with a
brief outdoor stand-up introduction by members of the
original Peterson Preserve committee -- including
co-chairs Vic Bella and Karen Spoerl, R.J. Peterson, Ruth
Johnson, Debbie Topliff and Linda Kinnaman -- who will
overview the development, history and area of the wetland
site along with its inhabitant flora and fauna. Presenters
then will lead a walking tour through key portions of the
Preserve and answer questions.
"Saugatuck is truly fortunate
to have a pristine nature preserve tucked away within city
limits", Bella notes. "It's always a pleasant surprise to
find a nearby place like this for peaceful walks, bird
watching and contemplation of wildlife and pond creatures
during all seasons of the year, and we're proud to give it
some well-deserved attention with this program."
The one-hour program will
offer chairs for those needing them during the talk, he
adds, and the Preserve has a hard-surface path that
affords wheelchair access in the tour area.
This month’s program is
sponsored by Society members Monty Collins and Jerry Dark.
July 8 Historical Society program will tour and discuss
Saugatuck's Mildred A. Peterson Preserve
and adjoining Interurban Trail.