Dan Willard Woods

The preserve features mature oak woods and borders Morgan-Monroe State Forest. A tall ridge runs the length of the property, with its nose dropping off at the edge of Mount Gilead Road. The southwest corner of the preserve is a valley with an intermittent stream.

Scott and Ruth Sanders donated this forested preserve in memory of their friend and former Sycamore board president, Dan Willard. A memorial sign is at the bottom of the hill near Mount Gilead Road.

The Sanders family and friends volunteer to check on the preserve throughout the year, picking up roadside trash and pulling invasive garlic mustard when they visit.

  • County: Monroe
  • Acres: 15
  • Donated by: Scott and Ruth Sanders
  • Year acquired: 2007