For over half a century, Belwin Conservancy has intertwined conservation, science education, and public access. Those commitments remain.

But our community is growing and changing, and we know Belwin can – and should – be more. Because conservation is most powerful when it is combined with access and hands-on experience.

Accordingly, Belwin is launching a capital campaign – our first in fifty years – to make our wild spaces more accessible to everyone in our community.

If we are successful, there will be more kids with dirt under their fingernails. More people breathing in clean air. And more people who feel inspired to make conservation a part of their lives.

Inspiring Through Nature will expand Belwin's work through investment in four areas:

Educational Infrastructure

Build a new Wetlands Center to host students with special needs and add capacity for more students and partnerships.

Public Access

Open more publicly accessible sites and create infrastructure that raises Belwin’s visibility and welcomes visitors of all abilities.


Protect critical habitat in the Valley Creek watershed and restore existing and new properties back to healthy native ecosystems.


Ensure our shared future by growing our endowment and improving our operations.

To read our full case statement, and learn more about the vision and values behind Inspiring Through Nature, click the link below.

As of July 1, 2024, we have raised $7.8 million toward our $10.2 million goal.

Double your impact!

The next $400,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a Belwin donor. Please help us seize this incredible opportunity.

To learn about all the ways you can make a gift to Inspiring Through Nature, including multi-year pledges, gifts of stock, fee-free online giving, and IRA rollovers, please reach out to:

Angie Eckel, Development Director


We deeply appreciate the many individuals who are supporting Inspiring Through Nature. All contributions will be celebrated in a full donor list at the campaign's conclusion.

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