November 11, 1 – 4 pm
Wolf Tree Nature Trails

Please note: the date for this event was previously posted incorrectly as November 4.
The correct date is November 11 . . . sorry for any inconvenience!
Make an impact: fight invasive species!

With most of the crispy leaves of autumn gone from the trees, November is a great time to appreciation the views of open woods, rolling hills, and kettle holes at Wolf Tree Nature Trails. It’s also one of the best times of year to cut and treat autumn olive, honeysuckle, and other invasive shrubs that lower the quality of wildlife habitat and smother tree seedlings on the preserve. Join SWMLC and Western Michigan University’s Upward Bound program in tackling invasive shrubs to improve plant diversity, wildlife habitat, and the preserve’s overall health. The impact of your efforts will be visible at the end of the workday from the piles of brush created in the process!

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

WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 1 – 4 pm

WHERE: Wolf Tree Nature Trails, Oshtemo Twp., Kalamazoo Co.

BRING: Work-wear (sturdy shoes, grubby work clothes, weather appropriate), gloves, and a favorite pair of loppers if you have one. SWMLC will provide loppers and saws, water, snacks, and extra gloves.

DIRECTIONS: From Kalamazoo: West on M-43, then left (south) on 4th St. Travel about one mile until the intersection with KL Avenue. Turn left (east) and the preserve is less than 1000 feet ahead on the right.

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!