The ecological features of this preserve include pockets of floodplain forest along Poplar Creek, including large cottonwood, ash, and silver maple trees. East of Raymond Street there is a cattail marsh that provides habitat for wetland wildlife.
There is a parking lot at the trailhead of the intersection of the Fox River Regional Bike Trail with the Elgin Branch of the Illinois Prairie Path.
Future improvements include a new access under the railroad bridge; upgraded parking; trail and interpretive signage; and wetland and woodland habitat restoration.
The original property was obtained from the Department of Conservation of the State of Illinois in 1987. The 13-acre parcel on the east side of the street was acquired in 2003.