Star Wars Tike Hike

Star Wars Tike Hike

  Free admission and open to all little kids and their families! Please join us for a special costumed Tike Hike . . . kids and parents, dress up in your Star Wars gear and be entered to win a gift card at a local movie theater! Julie Collard of the Kalamazoo area...
Flashlight Tike Hikes

Flashlight Tike Hikes

Free admission and open to all little kids and their families! What goes bump in the night? Don’t worry, it’s just us — a bunch of little kids out exploring by flashlight! It’s fun to listen to the night sounds and smell the night scents when...
Boardwalk Building Bee

Boardwalk Building Bee

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...
Grandparents Day Tike Hike

Grandparents Day Tike Hike

Free admission and open to all little kids and their families! Oma and Opa, Baba and Gigi, Nana and Papa, Memaw and Pepaw, Grandma and Grandpa . . . those names mean “love” in any language! This event provides a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to...
Fall Seed Harvest

Fall Seed Harvest

September 16, 1 – 4 pm Sand Creek Preserve Although we hear so much about tree color at this time of year, fall is a gorgeous time to be out in grasslands, too! The goldenrods and asters are still going strong, gracing us with their plentiful yellow and purple...
Annual Members’ Meeting

Annual Members’ Meeting

Savor hors d’oeuvres and wine in the relaxing atmosphere of Cody Kresta Winery, then learn about the latest SWMLC happenings at the business meeting. This year’s Annual Members’ Meeting will be held in Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery’s new...
Trail Prep at Portman

Trail Prep at Portman

October 7, 1 – 4 pm Portman Nature Preserve We can’t wait to share this spectacular land with the public at Portman Nature Preserve’s upcoming Grand Opening! But there’s still plenty of sprucing up and prepping to do before Portman Nature...
Catch the Color

Catch the Color

October 8,12 – 5 pm Spirit Springs Sanctuary and Coon Hollow Preserve SWMLC preserves are natural areas that nurture body, mind, and spirit! The Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour was started by the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce in the 1950s, and has been...
Fluffernutter Tike Hike

Fluffernutter Tike Hike

Free admission and open to all little kids and their families! What’s a “fluffernutter”? Why, it’s a sticky sandwich made from bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff . . . of course! You and your little ones can burn some calories out on...