Van Buren Conservation District

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent uptick in cases in Michigan, the Van Buren Conservation District is primarily working from home. Email is the best way to reach us, as we are checking voicemails infrequently. Please visit the staff link to obtain the staff member's email address that is appropriate for your inquiry. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we do our part to keep our staff and the rest of the community safe!

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The mission of the Van Buren Conservation District is to promote the conservation of natural resources through partnerships, providing public education, demonstrations, and technical assistance while working together for future generations.

Board Meetings are open to the public and are the fourth Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. The meetings start at 10:00 AM at the VBCD office (1035 E Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079), unless otherwise noted.

Recent News

Notice of Meeting Reschedule: December 2022

To all residents and landowners of Van Buren County, notice is hereby given that the Van Buren Conservation District’s regularly scheduled December 2022 board meeting has been rescheduled and will be held on December 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the Van Buren Conservation District office (1035 E. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079). If you have any questions, please call 269-657-4030 x5 or email deputy@vanburencd.org. Emilly Hickmott, Deputy Administrator Van Buren Conservation District

Notice of Special Meeting

To all residents and landowners of Van Buren County, notice is hereby given that the Van Buren Conservation District will hold a special meeting to discuss board performance. The special meeting will be held on November 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM at the Van Buren Conservation District office (1035 E. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079). If you have any questions, please call 269-657-4030 x5 or email deputy@vanburencd.org. Emilly Hickmott, Deputy Administrator Van Buren Conservation District

Notice of Meeting Reschedule: November 2022

To all residents and landowners of Van Buren County, notice is hereby given that the Van Buren Conservation District’s regularly scheduled November 2022 board meeting has been rescheduled and will be held on November 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the Van Buren Conservation District office (1035 E. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079). If you have any questions, please call 269-657-4030 x5 or email deputy@vanburencd.org. Emilly Hickmott, Deputy Administrator Van Buren Conservation District

Kal-Haven Trail Clean Up

We invite volunteers to join us Sunday, September 18th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for our Kal-Haven Trail Clean Up event! We will meet at the Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park (take Blue Star Hwy North of Phoenix Rd., turn to take E Wells St. West, and exit the roundabout on the first right to head North onto Bailey Ave.) parking lot in South Haven and start picking up trash from there. The Van Buren Conservation District has a long history of getting out

Events

Events in October 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
September 25, 2022 September 26, 2022 September 27, 2022 September 28, 2022(1 event)

10:00 am: VBCD September 28, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

September 29, 2022 September 30, 2022(1 event)

All day: Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Fall Conference: Seeds of Hope

October 1, 2022(1 event)

All day: Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Fall Conference: Seeds of Hope

October 2, 2022(1 event)

1:00 pm: Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program - Insect Collection

October 3, 2022 October 4, 2022 October 5, 2022 October 6, 2022 October 7, 2022 October 8, 2022
October 9, 2022 October 10, 2022(1 event)

All day: Indigenous People's Day

October 11, 2022 October 12, 2022 October 13, 2022 October 14, 2022 October 15, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Van Buren Recycle Roundup Collection in Lawrence

October 16, 2022 October 17, 2022 October 18, 2022 October 19, 2022 October 20, 2022 October 21, 2022 October 22, 2022
October 23, 2022 October 24, 2022 October 25, 2022 October 26, 2022(1 event)

10:00 am: VBCD October 26, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

October 27, 2022 October 28, 2022 October 29, 2022
October 30, 2022 October 31, 2022 November 1, 2022 November 2, 2022 November 3, 2022 November 4, 2022 November 5, 2022
  • All day, November 24, 2022 – Thanksgiving
  • 10:00 am 12:00 pm, December 14, 2022 – VBCD December 14, 2022 Rescheduled Board Meeting
  • All day, December 26, 2022 – Christmas Day
  • All day, January 2, 2023 – New Year's Day (Observed)
  • 11:00 am 1:00 pm, January 12, 2023 – SWxSW Corner CISMA Annual Meeting
  • All day, January 16, 2023 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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