The 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. The Belwin Conservancy's 1,364 acre preserve includes oak savanna and woodlands, tallgrass prairie, wetlands, and fens. It is home to numerous rare and threatened plants and animals. The 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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Upcoming Community Events

Project Art for Nature presents:
Tributaries of Earth & Water: A Celebration of National Park Service Centennial

River Falls Public Library

December 18, 2016 - January 21, 2017

Reception: Saturday, Jan 14, 2017, 11am - 3pm

Upcoming Events

The 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.
Friday, January 20th, 2017
Owl Prowl - Friday Evening Waitlist

Join us for a walk on a cold midwinter evening when the owls are calling. For this walk, we hope to hear Great Horned Owls ...

Members of the Belwin Conservancys Only


Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Open Third Saturday

Once a month all the trails at Belwin Outdoor Science's Education Center are open for every member to come and walk from 11 am ...

Owl Prowl - Saturday Evening Waitlist

Join us for a walk on a cold midwinter evening when the owls are calling. For this walk, we hope to hear Great Horned Owls ...


Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Open Third Saturday - Open House

Once a month all the trails at Belwin Outdoor Science's Education Center are open for every member to come and walk from 11 am ...
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Get to Know the Belwin Conservancy

In addition to learning about the 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.


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Visit

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


Volunteer

Volunteer

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

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The Belwin Conservancy needs your help! Our members support our work with their financial contributions. As a member, you'll be give even more chances to visit the Belwin Conservancy!

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Finding Light In The Darkness

We glided quietly through the winter night, down a dark and winding road. I could tell my son was tired by the nature of his questions – deep and searching, the way he often speaks in the gentle minutes just before sleep. “”How would the world be different,” he asked, “if I had never been born?” No one ever warned me ...


Belwin Hires Development Manager

Belwin Conservancy is pleased to announce that Marta McCormack has joined its team as development manager. In her new role, Marta will be responsible for developing creative ways to engage and build the Belwin membership base, strategizing for the future of the organization and implementing fundraising plans. “We are so excited to welcome Marta to Belwin. She brings a very ...


A Legacy of Land Conservation

David Hartwell has served on the Belwin Conservancy board since 1974, joining at the age of 18. He became president in 1986 and, in his time serving, the grandson of Belwin founders Charles Bell and Lucy Winton Bell has helped transform Belwin from 225 acres of land dedicated for Saint Paul Public Schools’ children into nearly 1,400 acres of ...


David Hartwell receives national land conservation award

On Friday, October 29, 2016, the Land Trust Alliance presented Belwin Conservancy Board President David Hartwell with its prestigious Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award. The award was given at the Alliance’s Rally 2016: The National Land Conservation Conference welcoming dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition to the award, Hartwell has been named the new ...

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