Protecting & Connecting

At Belwin, we spark passion for wild places. Through immersive community programs, partnerships, and environmental education, we inspire and engage people in the care of natural areas. Through land protection and habitat restoration, we revive threatened ecosystems so wildlife can thrive for generations to come. 

Come explore our 1,500 acres of prairie, savanna, and woodlands in Minnesota’s Saint Croix Valley, just 15 miles from St. Paul.

The Land We Are On

The land on which Belwin Conservancy exists is the ancestral home of the Wahpekute Dakota people, original stewards of this region. We recognize that despite government efforts to exterminate and diminish the Dakota, their connection to this land, water, history and lifeways perseveres today. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.

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You have a place in nature

Belwin Conservancy celebrates diversity. The Belwin Conservancy board and staff are engaged in ongoing work to create a more inclusive and equitable culture and environment for our board, staff, volunteers and visitors. We partner with those who share these values with the knowledge that our lives are richer and our impact is greater when we honor and welcome diverse voices, belief systems, and ways of knowing.

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Grow our work

Belwin is growing and we need your help! Donations from individuals help us expand and improve our public trails, offer innovative and immersive educational programming, keep restored habitat healthy, and protect additional land in the Valley Creek watershed. Share our passion for nature with a gift today. 


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Why Belwin Matters

We spark passion for wild places through conservation, education, and immersive experiences on more than 1,500 acres in Minnesota’s Saint Croix Valley.


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1553 Stagecoach Trail South
Afton, MN 55001

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