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!

News

Palisades Nuclear Economic Recovery Initiative – Public Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  John Egelhaaf, Executive Director of SWMPC at (269) 925-1137 April 27, 2022   Palisades Nuclear Economic Recovery Initiative – Public Survey The public is invited to engage in the work of the Palisades Economic Recovery Initiative.  The first analysis phase of the work is at an important stage where public review and input can be particularly valuable.  To simplify engagement, a survey has been developed.  To participate in the survey please visit www.vanburencountymi.gov/740/Stay-Connected. The Palisades Economic Recovery Initiative is comprised of federal, state, and local officials along with the private sector who are joining together to build

Notice of Meeting Relocation: February 2022

Notice of Regular Meeting Location Change To all residents and landowners of Van Buren County, notice is hereby given that the Van Buren Conservation District’s regularly scheduled February 23, 2022 board meeting has been relocated. The meeting will be held at Almena Township Hall, 27625 CR 375, Paw Paw, MI 49079 due to COVID-19 pandemic protocol.  The meeting draft agenda can be accessed here: February_23_2022_VBCD_Regular_Board_Meeting_Agenda. If you have any questions, please call 269-633-9054 or email deputy@vanburencd.org. 

Volunteer Appreciation Night

The Van Buren Conservation District is excited to announce that we have a Volunteer Appreciation Night planned once again! It has been a while since we’ve been able to get together, so we are looking forward to meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 5:30 PM at Walt & Marie’s Country Market & Cafe. 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 time to outreach@vanburencd.org or 269-633-9052 so that we

Notice of 2022 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 2022 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. 

VBCD January 2022 Programs Update

Submitted by Emilly Hickmott, Deputy Administrator In December, the VBCD website was launched with an updated host and more navigable format. The 2022 Tree Seedling Sale is now live on the updated website. We are still updating website content, but we encourage you to check out the new look and let us know if we can help you find anything you or your residents are looking for. Program Updates: Ag Conservation/Water Quality Projects (Erin Fuller, Colleen Forestieri, Hannah Hudson) – Erin Fuller partnered with the Michigan Glacial Lakes Partnership to coordinate the production of Issue 2 of Shoreline Living, a

2022 Backyard Symposium Webinar

The Van Buren Conservation District is excited to announce that we are once again hosting a virtual Backyard Symposium! The series is called “Building a Better Backyard: Bringing Your Yard to Life.” This is an online speaker series hosted on Zoom in which folks have been invited to talk about a host of topics that connect people with the wildlife and environment around us. Recordings will be edited and posted on our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/c/VanBurenCD after the week of live presentations.  Each day (Monday through Friday) at 2:00 PM, one of our engaging speakers will cover a topic that will

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