Flowers at Stagecoach Prairies

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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Monitoring Macro-Invertebrates in Valley Creek

Since the fall of 1998, the first Fridays in October and May have been especially memorable for biology students at Stillwater Area High School; these are the dates for our field trip to Valley Creek with Belwin Conservancy. We have been conducting a macro-invertebrate study of this exceptionally beautiful stream. It began as part of a Citizen Monitoring project with ...

Busy Bees

The phenomenon “colony collapse disorder,” or CCD, has gained media attention thanks to books and documentaries like Vanishing of the Bees. While the focus of CCD typically falls on honeybees, the domesticated European Apis mellifera introduced to North America in the early 1600s, they are just one species of the nearly 400 natives bees found in Minnesota. On the prairies ...

Belwin Buckthorn Bust!

Buckthorn, yarrrrgh!” cried out a student in a crowded hallway as he pumped his fist in the air. It was March 2008 at Como Park Senior High School where I was a biology teacher. We had completed a large buckthorn bust in October as part of a unit on invasive species. The fact that this sophomore was still out for ...

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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.
Saturday, September 12th, 2015
Renew Yourself

Please join us for a refreshing morning of yoga. We’ll spend 30 to 40 minutes warming up the body and then head out on ...

Bison Buggy Rides

We are excited to announce a new benefit for members of the Belwin Conservancy. During summer Open First Saturdays (July, August, September) all members can ...

Belwin Conservancy Members Only

Explore, Discover, Create – Nature Drawing with Pam Luer

Join us during September’s Open First Saturday for a nature drawing experience designed for artists of all skill levels – beginning through advanced – who never ...

Saturday, November 14th, 2015
Renew Yourself

Please join us for a refreshing morning of yoga. We’ll spend 30 to 40 minutes warming up the body and then head out on ...

Belwin Conservancy Members Only

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