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

Farming for the Future 2023 – Virtual Agenda

Farming for the Future is an annual educational event for local farmers and is a great opportunity to learn from agricultural specialists, educators, researchers, businesses, and other farmers. This year’s event on March 7, 2023 at the Van Buren Conference Center from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.  

Notice of Reschedule of Regular Meeting for the Van Buren Conservation District

To all residents and landowners of Van Buren County, notice is hereby given that the Van Buren Conservation District’s regularly scheduled February 22, 2023 board meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting will be held March 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Van Buren Conservation District office (1035 E Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079).   The meeting agenda can be accessed at https://vanburencd.org/board-meetings-agendas. If you have any questions, please call 269-633-9054 or email deputy@vanburencd.org.

Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Night 2023

The Van Buren Conservation District is excited to announce that we have a Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Night planned once again! We are looking forward to meeting on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 5:30 PM at the Great Mead Hall (215 W Monroe St., Bangor, MI 49013). Whether you’ve volunteered with us before, or you’re looking for future volunteer opportunities, please join us for a boxed meal, a brief presentation, and mingling. So, mark your calendars and plan to join us! Please RSVP ahead of

Notice of 2023 Regular Meeting Schedule for the Van Buren Conservation District

To all residents and landowners of Van Buren County, notice is hereby given that the Van Buren Conservation District’s regularly scheduled meetings for the 2023 calendar year will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Van Buren Conservation District office (1035 E Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079) unless otherwise noted.  Up to date meeting information and agendas can be found prior to the meetings at https://vanburencd.org/news/. If you have any questions, please call 269-633-9054 or email deputy@vanburencd.org. 

Events

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Category: General 10:00 am: VBCD November 9, 2022 Rescheduled Board Meeting


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Category: General 11:30 am: VBCD November 9, 2022 Special Board Meeting


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Category: General All day: Veteran's Day

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  • 9:00 am 3:30 pm, March 7, 2023 – Farming for the Future 2023
  • 10:00 am 12:00 pm, March 22, 2023 – VBCD March 22, 2023 Regular Board Meeting
  • 5:30 pm 7:00 pm, March 22, 2023 – 2023 VBCD Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Night
  • April 7, 2023 – Tree Sale Pre-orders Due
  • 9:00 am 2:00 pm, April 8, 2023 – Volunteer Opportunity: Tree Seedling Wrapping
  • 9:00 am 4:00 pm, April 10, 2023 – Volunteer Opportunity: Tree Seedling Wrapping
  • 9:00 am 4:00 pm, April 11, 2023 – Volunteer Opportunity: Tree Seedling Wrapping
  • 9:00 am 4:00 pm, April 12, 2023 – Volunteer Opportunity: Tree Seedling Wrapping
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