Berrien Conservation District

Managing your Natural Resources

Our April board meeting will be by teleconference. This meeting is open to the public. If you wish to join in please call the number below immediately before and announce yourself. 

April Board Meeting - Monday April 13th at 12pm

Call in #: 1-347-396-1709

PIN: 134 943 701#

TREE SALE ORDERS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 1ST
PICKUP DATE & TIMES HAVE CHANGED:
FRIDAY MAY 15TH FROM 12PM TO 8PM
SATURDAY MAY 16TH FROM 9AM TO 2PM

Due to recent public health concerns, beginning Monday, March 23rd, USDA service centers will be instituting locked door policies, with no public access to USDA offices, until further notice. Limited personnel from the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service will be able to answer phones. Please direct Conservation District inquires to the manager at nancy.carpenter@macd.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Annual Reforestation Tree and Shrub Fundraiser Sale

Trees, Shrubs, Fruit, Berries, Rain barrels, Composters, Books, and More!


Orders Due: May 1st

Pick up dates are May 15 from 12pm to 8pm and May 16 from 9am to 2pm


  • We offer a variety of trees and shrubs in bundles of 5 or more. Fruit trees are sold individually. We also have strawberry and raspberry plants. All orders must be picked up; location of pickup is the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 Old US 31, Berrien Springs, MI. Use the office entrance across from United Federal Credit Union.  
  • Orders are filled on a first come/first served basis. Quantities are limited. Our liability for the viability of plant material ceases when plants are picked up. Thank you for supporting our reforestation efforts.
 

Native Plant Sale. (Please note this is a different sale from the tree sale) Order forms for native grasses and wildflowers are available by clicking the button below. 

Plant sale and order pick up date is:

Saturday, June 6 from 11am to 3pm 

Love Creek County Park

9292 Huckleberry Road

Berrien Center, MI 49102. 

Rain or shine! All plants will be inside. 

All Berrien Conservation District programs and services prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or family status, political belief, sexual orientation, or disability. 

2017 Berrien County Plat Books are available at our office! Reduced to $24.99

We accept volunteers for programs and fundraisers.

 

Interested in future workshops and programs?

 

Interested in learning about MAEAP Verification?

 
 

Local farmers finding ways to make crops and environment 'greener' by adding Water Control Structures to their drain tile. 

The Berrien Conservation District was very excited to invite WSBT's Danielle Kennedy out to interview Patrick Freehling of Baroda on Water Control Structures and their benefits to crop production and water quality!  Click on the link to view the interview:  (click on the white circle in the center of the corn to start the video after clicking the link)

http://wsbt.com/news/local/local-farmers-finding-ways-to-make-crops-and-environment-greener

Update 5/10/19 - Patrick Freehling passed away unexpectedly the morning of May 2, 2019 due to an accident. Our thoughts and prayers have been with his family and friends in this difficult time.