Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Robert Heuser Conservation Easement Celebration, Lawrence

Join us for the dedication of the Heusers' 71-acre property.  The celebration will take place at their residence, 57398 60th Avenue, Lawrence. Guests are asked to drive back past the house, take a left at the fork and park in the open area north of the cabin, where the event will be held. 

Please RSVP by August 1 to our office at (269) 324-1600).


 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Michigan Botanical Club Field Trip:  Floodplain Forest

Guided Tour of Eureka! Conservation Easement, Paw Paw

Bradford Slaughter of the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (and also an SWMLC member) and SWMLC's own Geoffrey Cripe will teach us about the trees and other plants in this sprawling floodplain of the Paw Paw River.  They'll also update us on the larger picture for conservation in the Paw Paw River Watershed.

Bring:  waterproof boots, hats, and bug spray.

Directions:  The property is located at 40239 40th Ave. in Paw Paw, on the southwest corner of 40th St. and 40th Ave.

Click here for more information about the Michigan Botanical Club Southwestern Chapter.


 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7th Annual Art Walk with the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan

Wau-Ke-Na Preserve, Glenn

More info to come . . .


 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wild Ones Kalamazoo Chapter Field Trip

Paw Paw River Preserve, Paw Paw

Former SWMLC board president and current volunteer Ken Kirton knows this preserve better than anyone.  Come learn more about this unique 258-acre preserve.

Click here for more information about the Kalamazoo Chapter of Wild Ones.


 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Annual Early Evening Walk

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Bow in the Clouds Preserve, Kalamazoo

More info to come . . .


 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Paddle event

Black River Preserve, South Haven

More info to come . . .


 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grand Opening Event

Bow in the Clouds Preserve, Kalamazoo

More info to come . . .


 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour

Noon to 5 p.m.

SWMLC will have 3 preserves open and staffed:  Hidden Marsh Sanctuary, Coon Hollow Preserve, and Spirit Springs Sanctuary.

Details available at Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce.


 

 

PAAWM Paint-Outs

The Plein Air Artists of West Michigan paint outdoors in natural light twice a month, all year long.  Many of their paint-outs are on protected SWMLC properties, and you are invited to attend those held on public preserves.  Paint-outs are on Saturdays.  They begin at 9 a.m. and end around 1 p.m.

Below is a list of remaining 2014 paintouts on SWMLC preserves.

July 26 - Hidden Pond Preserve, Hastings

August 9 - Black River Preserve, South Haven

August 23 - Wau-Ke-Na Art Walk

September 18-24 - Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings
(This is PAAWM's annual retreat, but the Institute is open to the public.)

October 11 - Kesling Nature Preserve, Three Oaks