This reserve is the third piece of property on the Mousam River this land trust holds in the Jagger Mill District. There are two parts to this reserve: An eight-acre rectangular lot that borders the river and a one-third mile long by 43 feet wide portion of the rail bed for the former Sanford & Cape Porpoise Railway which later became the Atlantic Shore Line Railway.
This wetland and adjacent riparian area provides habitats for a wide range of plants and animals. The shrubby nature of parts of this reserve may possibly serve as habitat for the New England cottontail rabbit, a vanishing species. Easy access to this site means it will support outdoor classroom activities for the schools and public.