Holliday Nature Preserve Association in Wayne County, Michigan




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Holliday Preserve

The Holliday Nature Preserve Association (HNPA) was organized in 1988 and consists of volunteers dedicated to the William P. Holliday Forest & Wildlife Preserve.

The Preserve is part of the Wayne County Park system and consists of 500-plus acres of forests and wetlands that runs along tributaries of the Rouge River in Westland, Michigan.

The Preserve a place of beauty and tranquility within the most populous county in our state. Like Arthur Richardson who donated the funds for the Preserve, in memory of his uncle William P. Holliday, we seek to nurture a greater appreciation of this unique local natural resource by hosting walks for families, groups and individuals.

We also work to improve the experience of visitors through Preserve maintenance and improvements conducted in partnership with Wayne County Parks.

We also publish a newsletter three times per year to keep our members and supporters up-to-date on what is going on with our group and the Preserve. We ask a nominal donation of $5 per year for our newsletter. We also are pleased to accept additional funds, which are used to improve the Preserve. But whether or not you decide to join us, all our activities are free and open to all.

The Holliday Forest & Wildlife Preserve is a special place. Come experience it anytime of the year.


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 532243
Livonia, MI 48153







Photo taken in the Koppernick section of the Preserve off Hix Road, north of Warren on Aug. 16. It was one of three fawns seen and one of eight deer spotted during an afternoon walk.

A pond in the Koppernick section in mid-summer--a rare occurrence. While ponds are common in spring they usually are gone by early summer. The many rains this year have contributed to their longevity. One of them contains a rookery of Great Blue Herons.

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A Note About the Trails...

HNPA is a small group of volunteers who find beauty and value in the Holliday Preserve and work to maintain it as best a small group of volunteers can. That said, please keep in mind:

* Preserve trail system is not maintained by Wayne County Parks. What work you see has been done by volunteers. The boardwalks are generally Eagle Scout projects done in conjunction with HNPA and Wayne County Parks.

* Preserve trail system is not always marked.

* Preserve trail system is not always easy to follow across its length and non-authorized trails can make the trail system more confusing.

* Preserve trail maps do not reflect the true condition of trails or bridges.

* Preserve trail system requires many volunteers to regularly do hard work. Want to help improve the Preserve and its trails? Then join us!

Thanks to all who came out for our 25th anniversary celebration and marker dedication on Oct. 18, 2013. Additional photos can be found on our Facebook page.



Copyright 2012 -- Holliday Nature Preserve Association


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