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 September 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 28, 2022 August 29, 2022 August 30, 2022 August 31, 2022 September 1, 2022 September 2, 2022 September 3, 2022
September 4, 2022 September 5, 2022(1 event)

All day: Labor Day

September 6, 2022 September 7, 2022 September 8, 2022(1 event)

3:00 pm: Passenger & Semi Tire and Electronics Collection: Village of Lawton

September 9, 2022 September 10, 2022
September 11, 2022 September 12, 2022 September 13, 2022 September 14, 2022 September 15, 2022 September 16, 2022 September 17, 2022
September 18, 2022(1 event)

1:00 pm: Kal-Haven Trail Clean Up

September 19, 2022 September 20, 2022(2 events)

3:00 pm: Passenger & Semi Tire and Electronics Collection: Bangor Township

3:00 pm: Passenger & Semi Tire and Electronics Collection: Bangor Township

September 21, 2022 September 22, 2022 September 23, 2022 September 24, 2022
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

  • 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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