Berrien Conservation District

Berrien County Conservation District

The Berrien Conservation District Office will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, for the National Day of Mourning

Director Positions Open 
 
Berrien Conservation District is seeking candidates to run for a four year Director position for the District Board.  Two positions are open.  A candidate must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Berrien County. 
Interested candidates should call 269-471-9111 ext 3 or visit the Berrien Conservation District office at 3334 Edgewood Road, Berrien Springs, MI between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm to learn more.  Deadline for submission of election petitions including five nominating signatures is December 21st, 2018. 
A farming background is not required but is helpful.  The Conservation District is looking for individuals that care about the natural resources of Berrien County and can contribute to the conservation mission.
Duties include attendance at monthly board meetings and voting on district policies. The director shall represent the district in a positive and supportive manner, secure funding for district programs, meet with legislators on a local, state, and federal level as needed, attend trainings, be informed on natural resource issues, and participate in district events and programs. Note: This is not a paid position however mileage and a monthly meeting stipend is given.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us at:

3334 Edgewood Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103 

269-471-9111  ext. 3

email: nancy.carpenter@macd.org

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 4:30 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.

The Regular Monthly Board Meeting for December is the 10th at noon.
2017 Berrien County Plat Books are available at our office!
 

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

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.