Van Buren Conservation District

Covid-19 Update

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.

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

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

Fall Field Day

The Van Buren Conservation District (VBCD) is holding a Fall Field Day focused on nutrient efficiency for growers on September 7th from 9:00 AM to noon at Kolberg Family Farms (56958 68th Ave., Lawrence, MI 49064). Attendees can expect free breakfast and refreshments. The Fall Field Day brings together speakers from the VBCD who will discuss a wide range of topics concerning field crop farmers. Some topics that will be presented are the nutrient sources (timing and replacement), maximizing plant health, cover crops, no-till, equipment,

Healthy Water Week 2022

Have you wondered how you can help keep Van Buren County’s water, land, and air healthy? If so, we hope you’ll join us at the Van Buren Conservation District’s “Healthy Water Week” event to be held from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5 at the Van Buren Conservation District Office (USDA Center), 1035 E Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079. The event is free and open to the public, and we will provide information, snacks, and take-home activities for

MAEAP Fruit Field Day

The Van Buren Conservation District (VBCD) is holding a MAEAP Fruit Field Day for fruit growers on August 10th from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Oxley Farms (29001 CR 358, Lawton, MI 49065). Attendees can expect free dinner and refreshments. The MAEAP Fruit Field Day brings together speakers from the VBCD who will discuss a wide range of topics concerning fruit farmers. Some topics that will be presented are the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP), cover crops in fruit rows, Farm Bill cost-share

Events

Events in September 2022

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August 28, 2022 August 29, 2022 August 30, 2022 August 31, 2022 September 1, 2022 September 2, 2022 September 3, 2022
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September 18, 2022(1 event)

1:00 pm: Kal-Haven Trail Clean Up

September 19, 2022 September 20, 2022 September 21, 2022 September 22, 2022 September 23, 2022 September 24, 2022
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  • 9:00 am 2:00 pm, August 6, 2022 – Van Buren Recycle Roundup Collection in South Haven
  • 4:30 pm 7:00 pm, August 10, 2022 – MAEAP Fruit Field Day
  • 1:00 pm 3:00 pm, August 19, 2022 – Paddle with a Naturalist | VanAuken Lake Public Access | Bangor Branch - Van Buren District Library
  • 10:00 am 12:00 pm, August 24, 2022 – VBCD August 24, 2022 Regular Board Meeting
  • 5:03 pm 7:03 pm, August 25, 2022 – Paddle with a Naturalist | Reynolds Lake Public Access | Lawrence Branch - Van Buren District Library
  • 1:00 pm 3:00 pm, September 18, 2022 – Kal-Haven Trail Clean Up
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