Upcoming Events







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 in Three Rivers, Coon Hollow Preserve in Fabius Township, and Spirit Springs Sanctuary in Marcellus.  Bill Westrate will lead a field trip at 2 p.m. at Spirit Springs; we are taking RSVPs at 269-324-1600.

All three preserves can be found on Google Maps.

More details about other stops on the tour are available at Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

22nd Annual Members' Meeting & Painted Sanctuary Art Event

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MLive Media Group, 306 S. Kalamazoo Mall

Join us for our 22nd Annual Members' Meeting with a Painted Sanctuary art event!  Come share in our success and view original art created by the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan.  Art and 2015 Painted Sanctuary calendars will be available for purchase.  We'll have a brief business meeting at 7 p.m. and then get back to enjoying the people, art, and catered food.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Art Hop

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MLive Media Group, 306 S. Kalamazoo Mall

Come on out and purchase your Painted Sanctuary 2015 calendar.  Buy extras for holiday gift-giving! Original are by the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan will also be available for sale — 55 pieces.  A portion of all art sales will go to SWMLC.


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.  There is only one left for 2014:

October 11 - Kesling Nature Preserve, Three Oaks