Belwin Conservancy and our members are working together to protect the St. Croix Valley through land conservation, scientifically-based ecological restoration and by building connections between people and the natural world. Belwin Conservancy's 1,424 acre preserve includes oak savanna and woodlands, tallgrass prairie, wetlands, and fens. It is home to numerous rare and threatened plants and animals. Belwin Conservancy is a nonprofit organization and needs your help to continue working to protect the landscape and wildlife of this area.

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Belwin Conservancy hosts events throughout the year both for our members and some that are open to the public. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events and RSVP for them right here.
Saturday, September 5th, 2020
Education Center Summer Saturdays: May 23 - September 5

Every Saturday this summer, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, the Education Center trails are free and open to everyone for walking! Explore Belwin ...


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In addition to learning about Belwin Conservancy today, we hope you'll stay connected with our work. Join us and help protect the St. Croix watershed through thoughtful land conservation and by inspiring our connection to the natural world.



There are many great places and ways to visit Belwin Conservancy's preserve. There are miles of public hiking trails through beautiful restored prairies and even an observation platform.



If you'd like to volunteer your time and expertise, we have many opportunities for you to do so.

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Belwin and Partners to Create Conservation Area Park in Afton

On June 23, 2020, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a Land and Water Legacy Program project that supports creation of a conservation area park with public hiking trails in the City of Afton. Belwin Conservancy, the City of Afton, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the county reached an agreement on the concept, funding, and conservation easement ...

Virtual Field Trips by Belwin a Success

An eighth-grade student from Saint Paul Public Schools poses with a bluebird house that she helped to install at Belwin. Photo by Joshua Leonard. After working with the SPPS science team to support science specialists early in COVID response education, Belwin Outdoor Science (BOS) launched their first Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) on April 20. After seven weeks of programming, BOS ...

We Stand in Solidarity

We are standing in solidarity with those demanding justice for George Floyd, an end to police brutality against communities of color, and an end to systemic racism across the country. In a week that included not only the horrific murder of George Floyd but also the attempts of a white woman to use that systemic racism to harass and criminalize ...

Creating Living Landscapes: Why They Matter and What You Can Do to Help

Photo by Lori Moilanen. As you drive down any street in any town, city, or even the countryside, what you most likely see are squares of mowed green grass, maybe a flower garden and a few shrubs. These are dead landscapes as far as insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds are concerned. There may not be cover for a bird to ...

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