December 2, 1 – 4 pm
Black River Preserve

Our 3.5 miles of trails at the Black River Preserve have turned out to be one of our most dynamic and challenging trail systems to date. One of the few remaining challenges we have to complete within the site is to construct three short sections of boardwalk through beautiful wetlands, in order to take the trail system away from the road. Come join us and help haul lumber, construct boardwalk, and cut brush in order to make room for the new boardwalk.

With your help, we can push this keystone piece of the trail system forward!

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

WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 1 – 4 pm

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

BRING: Warm clothes, gloves, and rubber boots (if you have them). SWMLC will provide water, snacks, and tools

DIRECTIONS: From M-43: At the traffic circle at Maple Grove Corners, take CR-689 north to the T-stop at 8th Ave. Turn right (east) on 8th Ave, and look for the preserve on the south side. If you get to 68th St, you’ve gone too far.
From 196:  Exit east onto Phoenix Rd. (exit #20).  Take Phoenix Rd. about 1/2 mile to 71 1/2 St. Turn south onto 71 1/2 St. and go 1 mile to 8th Ave.  Go east on 8th Ave, about 1 mile and look for the preserve entrance on the south side of the road.

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!