at the southeast corner of Shepardson Street and Academy Road, the
Strode Preserve is a one-acre parcel of immature forest cover, mostly
comprised of alder, fir, blackberries, and ivy. This fairly flat lot
could have supported two homes, but under City management, it
provides a green belt and buffer from surrounding development.
Not long after purchase, the City removed invasive
plants on the property, furthering its efforts to keep the parcel in a
native state. This effort is also expected to help preserve a nearby
wetland and two seasonal streams, while adding to the overall improvement
of the watershed.
- 1 acre; 2 units removed from development