The Crescent Preserve is a collection of five natural areas, including Jackson Lane, Baltimore Corner and Persimmon Pond preserves. Each features at least one coastal plain pond, also known as Delmarva bays. These seasonally flooded freshwater wetlands are among the state's rarest natural communities.
Visiting the Preserve
The Crescent Preserve is open only for scientific research with prior permission from The Nature Conservancy because of the fragile ecology of Delmarva bays. Thank you for your understanding and help in protecting this important part of Maryland's natural heritage.
Central Eastern Shore
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
To protect one of Maryland's rarest natural communities, Delmarva bays.
What the Conservancy Is Doing Here