Martin Luther King Jr. Workday

Martin Luther King Jr. Workday

Thank you to everyone who gave of their time and strength this morning! In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 18 volunteers joined Mitch and the Stew Crew at Bow in the Clouds Preserve for a 3-hour session of eliminating invasive plants – autumn olive, buckthorn,...
New CE adds to Battle Creek Watershed protection.

New CE adds to Battle Creek Watershed protection.

Bruce and Pete recently met with John and Carol Rasmussen, who have donated a conservation easement (CE) that will permanently protect their 38-acre property in Pennfield Township, northeast of Battle Creek in Calhoun County. Both Carol and John enjoy the peacefulness...
Bow in the Clouds Special Appeal

Bow in the Clouds Special Appeal

Give the Gift of Nature! YES! I want to help create universal, barrier-free access at Bow in the Clouds Preserve! It is this deep understanding that fuels much of our work at SWMLC. That, in the same way we need water to drink and food to nourish our bodies, we as...
South Haven Rotary Club Grant

South Haven Rotary Club Grant

Many thanks to the South Haven Rotary Club (SHRC) for awarding us a $350 grant of support that we will use at Pilgrim Haven Natural Area to continue our plantings in the woodland restoration project. Though most people think of the beach when they think of this...
Portman Nature Preserve is Now Open!

Portman Nature Preserve is Now Open!

The community’s newest preserve has finally opened its gates! After years of planning and preparation, and a frenzied last few weeks filled with fine-tuning, Portman Nature Preserve finally opened its gates to the public last Saturday, October 21. And after all...
A Little Love for Ox Creek

A Little Love for Ox Creek

Kevin Haight, President Two Rivers Coalition It’s easy to love the Paw Paw River — cold water running over gravel bars, huge floodplain forests, its myriad clear tributaries. But it’s hard to generate enthusiasm for the river’s final tributary, Ox Creek. Ox Creek...
Grant Boosts BC Watershed Protection

Grant Boosts BC Watershed Protection

We’re excited to announce that SWMLC has been awarded a two-year $212,000 matching grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to permanently conserve more land in the Battle Creek Watershed! This is a follow up grant to the $530,000 we received...
A Lovely Evening on the River

A Lovely Evening on the River

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening for Monday’s Kanoe the Kazoo/Drink One Down combo event. The sun was shining, a light breeze kep the paddlers cool, the river was gentle and sparkly, and lots of people tipped one (or more!) back in support...
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