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 into the community and cleaning up spaces in need of attention. In the past, we have worked with volunteers and partnering organizations to conduct river and roadside clean ups, and we look forward to continuing that work this Fall.
The Kal-Haven State Trail is a gem in Van Buren County. The 34-mile trail crosses the county with two cities on its ends and villages, forests, wetlands, farmland, and prairies in-between. The trail includes signage on local history, a ghost town, and parks with ample space for picnics or breaks. The Kal-Haven Clean Up event will help clear part of this beautiful trail of trash to allow its natural beauty shine through for all to enjoy.
Volunteers need to pre-register to ensure there are enough supplies. To participate, all volunteers will need to sign waivers and register themselves. Minors need an adult present to participate. Gloves, high vis vests, and trash pickers, will be provided; however, volunteers are welcome to bring their own supplies. We encourage volunteers to dress for the weather and to wear appropriate footwear.
Register or learn more by calling 269-633-9052 or register by filling out the form below.
This project was made possible through grant funds provided by the Keep Michigan Beautiful Foundation. The Keep Michigan Beautiful Foundation promotes and provides education and recognizes beautification and restoration projects throughout the State of Michigan.