The mission of Leo Creek Preserve is to use its unique creek, forest, and agricultural spaces to provide, for all people, an outdoor learning laboratory to investigate water and woodland ecology, intensive permaculture practices, and to bring art into the garden gathering spaces. We value strengthening our connection to the natural world and bringing people together to work towards a beautiful, healthy, productive and sustainable environment, and sharing its abundance. 


Ellen and Pine, creek clan alumni, visiting Leo Creek from Portland and Seattle

Stop in this spring and see what’s going on.   

Biochar demo June 12 from 6-8 pm

Work begins on a new native polyculture garden that is partially funded by a grant from the Native Species Network.

Our first Art Meets Science interpretive station, Seeds, will be completed and installed in June.

Check out the Events page to see more goings on.


LCP Flower Garden 6.25.17
Leo Creek Preserve
Leelanau Montessori 4 at LCP 4.8.17
Leelanau Montessori building their garden
Children exploring Leo Creek


Leo Creek Preserve is proud to be collaborating with the following organizations:

Leelanau Conservancy
Inland Seas Educational Association
Traverse Area Recreational Trails (TART)