Barry Conservation District

Barry Conservation District Seeks Operations Manager

The Barry Conservation District is seeking a dynamic full-time Operations Manager to work alongside the Executive Director to carry out daily operations and ensure the District’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial goals. This position requires strong managerial and communication skills, excellent personal presence, and the ability to develop and administer budgets. Qualified applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in natural resources, business, or a related field and must pass a background check. Applications will be reviewed as received. Please send your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to

More information can be found in the position description or by contacting the Barry Conservation District at (269) 908-4139 or

Notice of Annual Board Meeting and Elections

Notice is hereby given that the Barry Conservation District Annual Meeting and Election will take place Friday, February 24, 2023 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Walldorff Brewpub Ballroom at 105 E State St, Hastings, Michigan 49058.

Absentee ballots will be available for voting in this election by writing or calling the Barry Conservation District office, located at 1611 S Hanover St, Suite 105, Hastings, phone (269) 908-4139, during regular business hours which are between 8am and 3:30pm. All absentee ballots must be returned by 3:30pm on the 23rd day of February 2023. Residents are individuals of legal age who can demonstrate residency in the Conservation District via one (1) piece of identification. Notice is also given that in this election, one board seat, with a term of two (2) years, and two board seats, with a term of three (3) years each, will be filled. The candidates eligible for election by the completion and filing of a nominating petition are as follows: Sara Syswerda, Ben Reinhart, and Martin Buehler.

Meetings are open to the public and held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. For questions or concerns, please contact Executive Director Sarah Nelson at or 269.908.4135.

Tree Sale 2023

Online orders are now being accepted for the 2023 Spring Tree Sale! Check out what we’ve got in stock this year and order at:

We are excited to announce that our 2023 Tree Sale will be an expanded event, called the “Tree and Habitat Sale.” You can still pre-order trees, but we will also have other vendors and experts at the pickup, so you can get all your burning questions answered and stock up on supplies for your spring projects.

For more frequent updates and fun tree information, follow our Tree Sale event on Facebook at