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 July 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
June 26, 2022 June 27, 2022(1 event)

1:00 pm: Summer Reading Fun at the Linking Center

June 28, 2022 June 29, 2022(1 event)

10:00 am: Wednesdays at Wolf Lake | Week 2

June 30, 2022 July 1, 2022 July 2, 2022
July 3, 2022 July 4, 2022(1 event)

All day: Independence Day

July 5, 2022 July 6, 2022 July 7, 2022 July 8, 2022 July 9, 2022(1 event)

10:00 am: South Haven Garden Club Garden Walk

July 10, 2022 July 11, 2022(1 event)

10:00 am: Large Tire Collection: Paw Paw

July 12, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Large Tire Collection: Paw Paw

July 13, 2022(1 event)

10:00 am: Wednesdays at Wolf Lake | Week 3

July 14, 2022 July 15, 2022 July 16, 2022
July 17, 2022 July 18, 2022(1 event)

3:00 pm: Passenger & Semi Tire and Electronics Collection: City of Hartford

July 19, 2022 July 20, 2022(1 event)

10:00 am: Wednesdays at Wolf Lake | Week 4

July 21, 2022 July 22, 2022 July 23, 2022
July 24, 2022 July 25, 2022 July 26, 2022 July 27, 2022(2 events)

10:00 am: VBCD July 27, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

5:00 pm: VBCD Annual Meeting, Director Election, & Summer Picnic

July 28, 2022 July 29, 2022 July 30, 2022
July 31, 2022 August 1, 2022(1 event)

8:30 am: Healthy Water Week

August 2, 2022(2 events)

8:30 am: Healthy Water Week

10:30 am: Hike with a Naturalist | Gobles Branch - Van Buren District Library

August 3, 2022(1 event)

8:30 am: Healthy Water Week

August 4, 2022(1 event)

8:30 am: Healthy Water Week

August 5, 2022(1 event)

8:30 am: Healthy Water Week

August 6, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Van Buren Recycle Roundup Collection in South Haven

  • 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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