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!

Paw Paw River Watershed

The Paw Paw River Watershed encompasses approximately 445 square miles in Berrien, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren Counties.  Towns along the river include Paw Paw, Lawrence, Hartford, Watervliet, Coloma, and Benton Harbor.  The river converges with the St. Joseph River, shortly before entering Lake Michigan in Benton Harbor/ St. Joseph

Paw Paw River Watershed Management Plan (PDF; 5.5 MB)

For more information on the Paw Paw River Watershed, click here.