Two positions on the Barry Conservation District Board of Directors will be up for election at the February 16, 2018 Annual Meeting. Each position is a four-year term, with the candidate elected serving through Spring 2022.

District seats are non-partisan. Eligible candidates are residents of Barry County who are 18 years of age or older and can show proof of residency with one identification card. Additionally, a candidate must complete a nominating petition by obtaining signatures from five Barry County residents age 18 or older. Nominating petitions are now available at the Barry Conservation District Office, 1611 S. Hanover, Suite 105, Hastings (Secretary of State building).

All petitions must be completed and submitted to the District Office by Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

The Barry Conservation District Board regularly meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Emergency Dispatch Conference Room in Hastings. The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, January 3, 2018. All meetings are open to the public.

For more information about the Barry Conservation District and Board of Directors, please see the following pages:
About BCD
Board Meeting Schedule
Programs and Services

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Bids re-opened for prescribed burns and invasive species management- due January 15th!

Barry Conservation District has re-written re-opened bid packages for two habitat-related contracts. The first request is for invasive species control work; the second contract is for prescribed burns. Please see the bid package documents below for more information and to submit a bid.

ADDENDUM (12/6/17): Please note the following addendum for the burn request for bids: the contract term end date should be October 2019 rather than October 2018.

Request For Bids Burn Services v2
ADDENDUM Burnsv2
Request For Bids Invasive Species Management Services v2

Contact Sarah Nelson at sarah.nelson@macd.org or 269.908.4135 with any questions not answered within the bid documents.

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Now accepting tree removal bids- Deadline extended to December 4th!

Barry Conservation District is now accepting bids for tree removal services on 8.5 acres of evergreen plantations (scotch pine, Austrian pine, blue spruce, etc) and associated hardwoods in Rutland Twp. The work includes brush removal, stump grinding, chipping and hauling away the large tree material, and final site grading. In short, the site must be left in a condition that is able to be planted with a no-till drill. Work must be completed by early March 2018.

Please see the bid package documents below for more information and to submit a bid. Contact Sarah Nelson at sarah.nelson@macd.org or 269.908.4135 with any questions.

Modified Request for Bids, Tree Removal Services

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Now accepting bids- native seed mixes

Barry Conservation District is now accepting bids to supply native seeds for a Wildlife Habitat Grant project. Bids are due by Friday, November 10th at 4:00pm. Bids should be submitted to Executive Director Sarah Nelson via email at sarah.nelson@macd.org.

Please see the bid package documents below for more information and to submit a bid. Contact Sarah Nelson at sarah.nelson@macd.org or 269.908.4135 with any questions.

RFB Seeds

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Now accepting bids- tree removal services- due October 31st.

Barry Conservation District is now accepting bids for tree removal services on 8.5 acres of scotch pine plantation and associated hardwoods in Rutland Twp.

Please see the bid package documents below for more information and to submit a bid. Contact Sarah Nelson at sarah.nelson@macd.org or 269.908.4135 with any questions.

Request For Bids Tree Removal Services
Tree Removal Map

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Now accepting bids – due October 31st!

Barry Conservation District is now accepting bids for three habitat-related contracts featuring different types of habitat work to be completed over the next two years. The first request is for a total of 52.8 acres of invasive species control work; the second contract is for a total of 108.6 acres of prescribed burns; and the third contract (“Habitat Work Bid Package”) is for a total of 62.3 acres of native seedings, native shrub and tree bare root seedling planting, and mowing an 8 acre parcel throughout the growing season. Please see the bid package documents below for more information and to submit a bid. Contact Sarah Nelson at sarah.nelson@macd.org or 269.908.4135 with any questions.

Invasive Species Control Bid Package and Barry Habitat Work Maps

Prescribed Burns Bid Package and Barry Habitat Work Maps

Habitat Work Bid Package and Barry Habitat Work Maps

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Now hiring! Watershed Coordinator

The Barry Conservation District is now hiring a full-time Watershed Coordinator for agricultural watershed management implementation. The position requires a minimum of a two-year degree in a natural resource, environmental, or agricultural field and at least three years’ professional experience working in a similar field.

Email .pdf versions of a one-page letter of interest and one-page resume by October 15th, 2017 to:

Sarah Nelson, Executive Director
Barry Conservation District
sarah.nelson@macd.org
269.908.4135

The letter of interest should address the applicant’s qualifications and ability to fulfill the duties of this job specifically. Electronic submissions only. References will be required at the time of interview. See position description below for more details.

Compensation: $55,000-$60,000 plus some benefits, including a bonus upon completion of the full project. Compensation package will be determined based on qualifications.

Watershed Coordinator Position Description

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Public Notice- FY 2018 Budget

The proposed budget of the Barry Conservation District for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017 will be presented to the District Board for final approval at its regular meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 26, 2017 in the Barry 911 Dispatch Center Conference Room, 2600 Nashville Rd, Hastings, MI 49058. The Public is invited to comment on the proposed budget at this time. Copies of the proposed budget are available for review at the District office located at 1611 S Hanover St., Suite 105, Hastings, MI 49058.

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Special Meeting

NOTICE OF SPECIALMEETING

 The Barry Conservation District Board of Directors has scheduled a special meeting for

 Wednesday, August 2, 2017

06:00 P.M.

At the Barry County Emergency Dispatch Center Conference Room

Located at 2600 Nashville Rd, Hastings, MI

 To discuss current grant proposal progression and other district activities.

 The public is welcome to attend.

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Spring Tree Sale Orders Pick Up

We had a great tree sale this weekend at Charlton Park! If you ordered trees and did not pick them up please do so this week at our office, 1611 S Hanover St, suite 105, Hastings. Thanks!

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