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.
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We’ve recently mapped out trail running loops at two of our most popular preserves, Wolf Tree Nature Trails in Oshtemo and Chipman Preserve in Galesburg!
Sunday, April 9, 3:30 pm What’s that in the grass? It’s a big beautiful egg! You and your little ones are invited to a special-edition springtime Tike Hike/Egg Hunt.
April 22, 2017 – An afternoon of sweaty, outdoor volunteering — followed by a fun celebration of the day’s progress at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange!
Native seed-cleaning; a winter-time activity that brims with visions of colorful prairies and warm weather.
It’s with mixed feelings that we must say goodbye to Geoff Cripe, SWMLC’s Director of Land Protection.
On the very last day of 2016, SWMLC completed conservation easements Number 3, 4 and 5 of the Lower Paw Paw River Watershed Conservation Project.