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Join Us! 2024 Naturalist Events

The Van Buren Conservation District is excited to begin announcing our Naturalist Events with our partners. Join our naturalists during hikes and paddles! Learn about the world around you- plants, animals, insect, environments, and so much more. Ask questions, learn interest facts, and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors! Our first naturalist event is coming soon, and we’ll add more as the year goes on. We hope you’ll join us!  2 March 2024 | Winter Walk with a Naturalist | Partnering with Van Buren District Library: Covert Branch | Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve | CO Rd 376, Covert, MI

Farming for the Future 2024 – Brochure Available

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 is scheduled for March 13, 2024 at the Van Buren Conference Center from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. This year, we will have Dr. Alan Franzluebbers as our keynote speaker. His research focuses on soil ecology and management for development of more sustainable agricultural systems. Alan has a Ph.D. and is a research ecologist for the USDA. Breakout sessions include tracks on grain, grazing, and forestry. Other topics will include weed

Notice of Special Meeting: 31 January 2024

Notice is hereby given that the Van Buren Conservation District will hold a special meeting to discuss District strategic planning. The special meeting will be held on 31 January 2024 at 10:30 AM at the Paw Paw Township Hall (114 N Gremps St., Paw Paw, MI 49079).   Upon request to the District Executive Director, the District shall make reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to be able to participate in this meeting. If you have any questions, please call 269-633-9054 or email director@vanburencd.org.

Notice of 2024 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 2024 calendar year shall 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/ or by calling the office (269-657-4030 x5). January 24, 2024 February 28, 2024 March 27, 2024 April 24, 2024 May 22, 2024 June 26, 2024 July

You’re Invited: Farming for the Future 2024

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 is scheduled for March 13, 2024 at the Van Buren Conference Center from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. This year, we will have Dr. Alan Franzluebbers as our keynote speaker. His research focuses on soil ecology and management for development of more sustainable agricultural systems. Alan has a Ph.D. and is a research ecologist for the USDA.  Breakout sessions include tracks on grain, grazing, and forestry. Other topics will

Notice of Meeting to Organize: January 2024

To all residents and landowners of Van Buren County, notice is hereby given that the Van Buren Conservation District will hold a regular board meeting to organize the board for 2024 on 24 January 2024 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 269-633-9054 or email director@vanburencd.org. Emilly Hickmott, Executive Director Van Buren Conservation District

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