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Marble/Van Haelewyn-Richards Preserve


Marble/Van Haelewyn-Richards Preserve

In 1988, Hendrick Van Haelewyn donated the northern portion of the preserve (27.5 acres) in memory of his mother, Isabel Yardley Marble. The property came into her ownership in 1920. She loved being outside, and Mr. Van Haelewyn wished for the public to enjoy the open space as much as she did. 

In 1993, the southern part of the preserve (17 acres) passed into Land Trust ownership by the three children of Mariana Richards in memory of their mother. The two properties are now part of one dynamic, intertwined landscape. 



Flora and Fauna of Marble/Van Haelewyn-Richards Preserve

A fly rests on a Mountain Laurel leaf.