Saturday, March 25, 9 am – noon
Black River Preserve

Black River Preserve has approximately 3.5 miles of paths that traverse cool ravines, open meadows, and floodplain forests. It is SWMLC’s most ambitious trail system to date! A group of passionate and dedicated local volunteers help maintain these trails, but it’s a big job! Shake off those lingering winter blues and come help to prune and clear trails — or help with habitat restoration at this dynamic and popular preserve!

RSVP’s are always nice: just shoot a quick email to to let us know you’re coming!

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 9 am – noon

WHERE: Black River Preserve, Geneva Twp., Van Buren Co.

BRING: Work-wear (sturdy shoes, grubby work clothes, weather appropriate) and gloves. SWMLC will provide tools, water, and a snack.

DIRECTIONS: From Kalamazoo: take M-43 west to Maple Grove Corners. At the traffic circle, turn right (north) onto CR-689. Turn right (east) onto 8th Ave, and look for “preserve ahead” signs. The preserve on the south side of the road. If you get to 68th St, you’ve gone too far.

Anyone is welcome to pitch in to help keep our preserves up to snuff. It’s a wonderful way to experience the preserves with the folks who know them best, plus get acquainted with other active people who share the conservation spirit.

SWMLC Saturday Workdays in the Preserves . . . show us your muscles!