Pressprich Nature Preserve
Location: Arenac County
Year Acquired: 2006
Size: 48.7 acres
The Pressprich Nature Preserve was donated to the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy by Charlotte Eickholt Pressprich in 2006 in honor of her late husband Robert. This 48.7 acre property is composed mainly of wetlands, which improve water quality by filtering pollutants. It serves as a ground water recharge area and provides a special habitat for a variety of species. This Preserve is home to frogs, turtles, deer, waterfowl, and wildflowers; including white flowered beard's tongues, fringed and bottled gentians, wild sunflowers, and blue flag irises. Pressprich serves as an excellent landfall spot for migrating songbirds in the month of May and serves as excellent stopover habitat for the huge influx of warblers that cruise up the Lake Huron shoreline.
In late 2014, Charlotte donated an additional adjacent half-acre parcel containing Lake Huron frontage, securing shoreline habitat and recreational access for the enjoyment of Preserve visitors.
Prior to being donated to SBLC, the land was being considered as a condominium development site.
Recreational Opportunities Include:
Recent bird sightings near Pressprich Nature Preserve
How to get to Pressprich Nature Preserve:
To visit the Pressprich Nature Preserve, turn south off US-23 onto South Tonkey Road. The Preserve can be accessed by parking along East Michigan Avenue near the intersection with South Tonkey Road.