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







Holliday Nature Preserve Association

Enjoy the Preserve this Summer
Our association hosts events Fall through Spring in the Preserve, ending with Rouge Rescue. We invite you to enjoy the Preserve on your own. Walk the trails and keep your eyes open for deer, raccoons, fox and a variety of birds, including Great Blue Herons and Egrets (the herons and egrets are in Koppernick).

And take bug spray. The mosquitoes enjoy the Preserve in summer, as well!

HNPA President Bill Craig to Receive Environmental Award

HNPA President Bill Craig be honored on June 24 by the Michigan Environmental Council for his volunteer efforts. The group will present him with its Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership, an award given “to individuals whose commitment, creativity and courage have inspired others to safeguard Michigan’s air, land and water for future generations.” 

We congratulate Bill for his work on behalf of HNPA, the Rouge Watershed and the people of Southeastern Michigan.  We feel he has truly earned this award.

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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!





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