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More than $27,000 Raised During GTMD 2017!

Thanks to an outpouring of support, we met and exceeded our goal and match, raising more than $27,000 during the 2017 Give to the Max Day (GTMD) event! Thank you to everyone who donated, helping us work toward meeting our year-end goals and keeping us strong. If you missed ...


The impact of bison at Belwin Conservancy

Originally published on the NorthStar Bison Blog. “I can't even describe how incorporating bison have enhanced the landscape here. The quality and maturation of our prairie has been improved by 4x. The balance and abundance of insects, wildlife, wildflowers and grasses here is second to none in the country ...


The Beaver at Bulrush Slough

Belwin Conservancy is happy to report that a beaver is living at Bulrush Slough. The busy beaver was captured by our trail camera as it was chewing on a tree stump. Bulrush Slough is located across from the Belwin Outdoor Science Lower Classroom. Students with special needs use this accessible ...


Birds in the Heartland: Dark-eyed Junco

Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS. It begins with stillness now, the morning. The cacophony of bird song has diminished. In its place, the soft murmur of wind and the quiet, distinctive chip of the cardinal begin the day. As light progresses the chickadees become active, flitting to and fro collecting ...


Members and Supporters: Q&A with Development Director Marta McCormack

From the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 issue of The Meadowlark One year ago, Marta McCormack joined Belwin Conservancy as Development Manager. In that time, she’s learned a lot about the organization and its members, including the one thing that every member seems to have in common: a passion for ...


Exploring the Concept of “EVOLUTION + DECAY = GROWTH”

From the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 issue of The Meadowlark Belwin’s Living Values Protect land and use the land to support the organization’s mission. Create partnerships that play to one another’s expertise, don’t overlap and are specific to Belwin. Restore the land so people can have ...


Making Connections: Meet New Member Wade Wenzel

From the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 issue of The Meadowlark We’re pleased to welcome new members to the Belwin family and look forward to introducing you to some of them in each issue of The Meadowlark. Read on to learn about Wade’s special connection to Belwin, as told ...


Director's Message: Evolution + Decay = Growth

From the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 issue of The Meadowlark The Belwin team watches tadpoles from the newly constructed bridge over Bulrush Slough. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day of the same year – February 12, 1809. Each lost their mothers early in their lives – Darwin ...


Inspiring Connections Across Belwin

From the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 issue of The Meadowlark When I applied for the amazing job of program manager at Belwin, I was asked to review our 21st Century Master and Strategic Plan and recommend next steps using the arts to help Belwin communicate its mission: Inspiring our connection ...


Night in Nature 2017

From the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 issue of The Meadowlark On a warm and clear night in mid-September, we opened the gates of Belwin to members and friends for our annual Night in Nature event. Billed as an evening to experience Belwin and fall in love with it, the perfect ...