Berrien Conservation District

Berrien County Conservation District



Free Boat Wash Event to Prevent Spread of Invasive

Species in Lakes

Join us for a demonstration of MSU’s Mobile Boat Wash on Maple Lake in Paw Paw and Paw Paw Lake in Watervliet. The SW x SW Corner Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA)

and Conservation District staff will be there along with the MSU Mobile Boat Wash crew. Learn about aquatic invasive species in Michigan and get your boat (including canoes, kayaks or personal

watercraft) washed for free!

Free event!

Prevent spread of invasive species: Clean, drain, and dry all watercraft before moving between lakes.

Fishing boats, personal watercraft, canoes, kayaks, etc.


1. Maple Lake Boat Launch, Paw Paw (8 am-12 pm) ,Maple Lake: Sunset Park, M-40 (N. Kalamazoo St.) & 51st Ave., Paw Paw, MI in Van Buren County.

 2. Paw Paw Lake East Boat Launch, Watervliet  (1-5 pm ) Paw Paw Lake: Paw Paw Lake East Boating Access Site, located at approximately 5750 N. Watervliet Rd., Watervliet, MI in Berrien County

The August Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 8th, at 12 Noon.

The Hunting Access Program (HAP) is now accepting new properties.  A minimum of 40 acres with 20% in grassland, wetland, or forested habitat.   Rates are per acre, based on type of habitat.  
Additional financial assistance for habitat improvement may be available.

For more information visit or contact Nancy at 269-471-9111 x3





















Contact us at:

3334 Edgewood Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103 

269-471-9111  ext. 3


We are housed in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office in the USDA Service Center Building.  Our Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of our business, personnel may not be available during normal business hours as farm visits, workshops, training, or other may take us out of the office.  To ensure service please call ahead.

Mission Statement

The Berrien Conservation District's mission is to promote the protection and improvement of Berrien County's natural resources through partnerships, education, reforestation, ground and surface water protection, and soil erosion control measures.