The Wetherill nature preserve is a little slice of heaven that I really enjoy visiting. I go there regularly together with my wife and kids. The kids always have a good time looking for bugs, watching birds and picking blackberries. This is a part of Yarrow Point that I look forward making sure is preserved and properly funded by both Hunts Point and Yarrow Point.
The path down across the south meadow from the 33rd street entrance to the point loops trail exit is probably known to most town residents. What might be is less known is the north path that leads you across a large meadow and into a deeper forest. This path will eventually take you down to the lower level of the preserve and out to the benches with a view over Cozy Cove. If you ever explore this path you will find that there are both Apple and Plum trees there.
David who lives here in Yarrow Point has taken upon himself to be the caretaker of the preserve. I enjoy meeting him in the forest. We always stop and talk to him about the preserve, its history and what the plans are. My family spent an afternoon in the spring helping him out a little by clearing out some non-native bushes. David is working long and hard to make the preserve enjoyable and you can really tell the difference. The preserve would be an overgrown mess with no pathways without him.
If elected to the town council I will really enjoy being part of this wonderful preserve and its future.