Upcoming Events







Winter Tike Hikes 2015

Chipman Preserve, Comstock Township

Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Check our Facebook page or our website home page for details.


Winter Soundwalk at Chipman Preserve, Comstock Township

Saturday, February  7

10 a.m. to Noon


Mother's Day Birding Event at Black River Preserve, South Haven

Saturday, May 8

Details to come.


8th Annual Art Walk

Saturday, August 29

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New location this year to be announced!



PAAWM Paint-Outs 2015

The Plein Air Artists of West Michigan paint outdoors in natural light twice a month, all year long.  Most of their paint-outs take place 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 all paint-outs on SWMLC properties scheduled for 2015.

January 10 - Prairieville Creek Conservation Easements, Richland

February 14 - Aurohn Lake Conservation Easement, Hastings

February 28 - Bow in the Clouds Preserve, Kalamazoo

March 14 - Hidden Marsh Sanctuary, Three Rivers

March 28 - Perry Family Farm Conservation Easement, Cloverdale

April 11 - Kesling Nature Preserve, Three Oaks

April 25 - Spirit Springs Sanctuary, Marcellus

May 9 - KL Avenue Nature Preserve, Kalamazoo

May 23 - Hidden Pond Preserve, Hastings

June 13 - Prairieville Creek Conservation Easements, Richland

June 27 - Black River Preserve, South Haven

July 11 - Ismond Conservation Easement, Otsego

August 8 - Bonamego Farms Conservation Easement, Lawrence

August 22 - Art Walk, location TBD

September 12 - Jeptha Lake Fen, Grand Junction

September 17-20 - Fall Retreat, location TBD

October 24 - Chipman Preserve, Galesburg

November 14 - Palmer Conservation Easement, Battle Creek