Upcoming Events & Workdays
Unless otherwise indicated, all SWMLC events are free and open to the public!
Please check this page frequently as we add more events to the calendar.
Inclement Weather Policy
The majority of our events are held outdoors and they are rarely cancelled due to weather — unless there’s a chance of thunder and lightning (or rough, high water for paddle events). Please be sure to check the website or Facebook the morning of an event if stormy weather is predicted. We will do our best to announce the cancellation.
And remember, our public preserves are open every day from dawn to dusk, without an admission fee!
Get outside . . . play with your kids, take a hike or run the trails, look for birds, sit and think, sketch or paint, look up at the sky, take photos, walk your leashed dog (please be sure to clean up after it!), enjoy the quiet . . . it will do you good!
Thursday, May 11, 9 am – Warblers, warblers, warblers! This ecologically-rich preserve provides excellent habitat for many different bird species.read more
Sunday, May 14, 3:30 pm – Hey dads! Help your little ones make a Mother’s Day Nature Card while Mom gets to spend a little “me time” at home. Or bring the whole family and enjoy nature together.read more
Saturday, May 20, 9 am – This mid-season birder’s “safari” kicks off the Portman Sneak Peek event!read more
Saturday, May 20, 10 am – 3 pm. The public is invited to explore this gorgeous, not-yet-open preserve!read more
Saturday, May 6, 9 am – noon: Join us for this family-friendly workday where we will create a mountain of garbage bags stuffed with garlic mustard!read more
June 24, 2017 – This workday will be the first opportunity for the public to pitch in to improve habitat at this not-yet-open preserve.read more
July 29, 2017 – Join us in weeding the restoration areas and planting native wildflowers throughout the beech-maple forest.read more
August 26, 2017 – Support monarch butterflies as they begin their perilous migration to Mexico by helping to plant a Monarch Waystation.read more