Why You Should Visit
Visitable only by small boat, this brackish marsh contains a five-mile maze of waterways, with an abundance and variety of birdlife.
Why TNC Selected This Site
Lord Cove is an excellent example of brackish tidal marsh. The preserve has been created thanks to the generosity of numerous donors; the entire preserve has been protected through gifts. Most recently, Jane I. Davison of Lyme donated an easement on 13 acres on the east shore of Lord Cove. Altogether, the Davison family is acting to protect more than 180 acres at the site.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
The state Department of Environmental Protection and The Nature Conservancy have protected more than 500 acres at this site and are currently working to eliminate the invasive plant Phragmites and restore the native plant community.