Wesdorp Nature Preserve

Karen Wesdorp has donated 38 acres of land along the Little Elkhart River by Middlebury to ACRES Land Trust.

MIDDLEBURY — The nature preservation nonprofit ACRES Land Trust has acquired 38 acres along the Little Elkhart River through a donation from Karen Wesdorp. As a result, the area was named the Wesdorp Nature Preserve.

Wesdorp’s father, Clarence Wesdorp, was vice president and general manager of Krider Nurseries, a business that helped put the town on the map. She grew up near the nursery, her childhood home, surrounded by fields of nursery stock.

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