Our 25th Anniversary

25 years of preserving our lands


Visit the William Erby Smith Preserve

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

SWMLC works in the nine counties of southwest Michigan to preserve wild and scenic places for today — and keep them healthy for tomorrow. Since its inception, SWMLC has protected almost 14,000 acres of dunes, wetlands, forests, savannas, prairies, farms and vineyards that give our region its distinctive character.

Take a hike!

Visit one of our public preserves. Experience a variety of terrains, hike a trail, observe wildlife in natural settings.

Read our e-newsletter

Download our Fall 2015 newsletter with stories about our new preserve opening this spring, our upcoming silver anniversary and other events.

Get involved!

Your efforts and support make it all possible. Become a member. Donate. Volunteer.

Check out our latest events, news and commentary!

Martin Luther King Jr. Workday

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 18 volunteers joined Mitch and the Stew Crew at Bow in the Clouds Preserve and got ‘er done!

Bow in the Clouds Special Appeal

November 16, 2017 – SWMLC is devoting our year-end appeal to raising the last $20,000 needed to create universal access in the upland at Bow in the Clouds Preserve. Can you help?

South Haven Rotary Club Grant

November 6, 2017 – Many thanks to the South Haven Rotary Club (SHRC) for awarding us a $350 grant of support for Pilgrim Haven Natural Area!