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About Us

The Preserve

The Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the lifelong mission of conservationist Marguerite Gahagan. Her former estate now serves as a public wildlife sanctuary and is open to the community for hiking, biking, and sightseeing. The 96-acre property hosts a rich mosaic of habitats and features 2.5 miles of walking trails, including a wheelchair-accessible asphalt path.


To stay up to date on the most recent happenings at the preserve, read the latest edition of the Gahagan newsletter, available below:

Environmental Education

Since 2001, Gahagan has provided exceptional opportunities in environmental and natural science instruction to students and communities in a seven-county area.  These lessons and activities have been developed into four distinct programs:

Pine Whispers:

The Biography and Writings

of Marguerite Gahagan

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