Purchased from the Kinnamon family in 2017 with funding from WDNR Knowles Nelson Stewardship Fund and MMSD’s Greenseams program.
This preserve protects the headwaters of Cedar Creek. It includes a high-quality prairie established in 1972 by the former owners David and Karen Kinnamon. At that time there were no local seed sources, so for several years, the Kinnamons collected prairie seed from native prairie remnants located south of Kenosha, near Avoca along the Wisconsin River, and along bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
The pond and wetlands are part of a larger wetland complex that extends through Center Lane Preserve and beyond.