As part of the Michigan Nature Association, the McGaw Plant Preserve is a 14.2 acre parcel which was established in 1976 in memory of Alton C. McGaw.

A 2010 aerial of the two parcels
A 2010 aerial of the two parcels

It contains many indigenous species typically found in St. Clair County. There is a great variety of plant and tree species present in the preserve, as well as a good variety of birds.  An 84-step stairway with six platforms was added in 1993 to better access the steep hillside and ravine.

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