Our mission SWMLC works to conserve the scenic and ecologically important landscapes that give our region its natural character — now and for generations to come.
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Ways to help

Wednesday Warriors

The Wednesday Warriors are a friendly group of volunteers who have met on a near-weekly basis since 2002 to lop and chop their way through veritable jungles of invasive vegetation.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

CE Monitors

Explore some really interesting properties while making a long-term commitment to land protection.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays

Odd Jobs

Office maintenance, stuffing envelopes, data entry, weeding the flower beds — less glamorous volunteering for which we are grateful nonetheless!
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Families
  • Office work, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Saturday Workdays

Anyone is welcome to pitch in to help keep our preserves up to snuff. Plus, it’s a great way to meet other conservation-minded folk!
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekends

Seed Collectors

Explore SWMLC’s preserves while indulging an interest in native plants — become a Seed Collector!
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends
Items we need

Stewardship Wish List

We are in need of donations of the following items:
  • CitroSqueeze PPE Cleaner
  • First Aid Kits
  • Flat Files
  • Hand Pruners
  • Leather Work Gloves
  • Mosquito Head Netting
  • Safety Glasses
  • Square Buckets (to hold herbicide rollers)
  • Tecnu Poison Ivy Ointment
  • Trash Bags (for garlic mustard)
  • Utility Trailer
  • Truck
  • Waders
  • In-Kind Donations
Wish List
About us Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land conservancy created in 1991. We work in the nine counties of southwest Michigan to preserve wild and scenic places for today — and keep them healthy for tomorrow.
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