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.
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!
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.
Saturday, July 29, 1 – 3 pm: Learn how to identify and report the invasive species that are threatening Southwest Michigan’s forests, lakes, and homes.read more
Monday, August 7 – A super-fun way to support land conservation in our community!read more
Tuesday, August 8 – What’s that in the grass?! Participate in an insect investigation of Hidden Pond’s tall grass prairie.read more
Sunday, August 13 – Cupcakes are fun to decorate and even more fun to eat!read more
Saturday, August 26 – Support the arts while supporting land protection!read more
Sunday, September 10 – Oma and Opa, Baba and Gigi, Nana and Papa, Memaw and Pepaw, Grandma and Grandpa . . . those names mean “love” in any language!read more
Tuesday, September 19 – 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.read more
Sunday, October 8 – You and your little ones can burn some calories out on the trails, then enjoy a tasty treat on us.read more
Sunday, October 14 – Experience this large, interesting preserve from the comfy seat of your kayak or canoe.read more
Saturday, October 21 – Please join us in celebrating the unspoiled beauty of YOUR new Portman Nature Preserve!read more
Saturday, July 29, 9 am – 1 pm: Join us in weeding the restoration areas and planting native wildflowers throughout the beech-maple forest.read more
Saturday, August 26 – Support monarch butterflies as they begin their perilous migration to Mexico by helping to plant a Monarch Waystation.read more
Native seed-cleaning; a winter-time activity that brims with visions of colorful prairies and warm weather.read more