Belwin Conservancy Marks 50 Years of Connecting People with Nature! – Afton, MN

Oct 10, 2021 | events/locations

Protecting & Connecting

At Belwin, we spark passion for wild places. Through immersive community programs 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.

In 1971, Belwin Conservancy began hosting outdoor education on 225 acres. In the decades since, Belwin has grown to more than 1,500 acres, and thousands of people have visited Belwin to learn from and explore our natural habitats. Are you one of them?

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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We Want To Hear Your Story!

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Whether Belwin has been your place to hike the trails, star gaze, bird watch, listen to music, watch bison, cheer for young athletes, or all of the above, we want to hear from you. Your stories will be shared throughout the year in celebration of this landmark anniversary.


The year kicked off with our retrospective exhibit at The Phipps Center for the Arts, curated by Susan Haugh, Belwin’s Program Director, with assistance by Anastasia Shartin, Visual Arts Director at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Take a virtual walk through below!




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