Protecting a natural legacy
For the public good
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We are volunteers who began as a handful of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka residents in 1998 to protect a small woods from development. Along the way we learned to celebrate and to steward the environmental, historic, scenic, human service and recreational resources of the Birch Island / Glen Lake area.
Friends of Birch Island Woods believes in engaging families and community groups in caring for local parks and conservation areas. We sponsor history and bike tours, litter pickups, buckthorn pulls, provide loaner buckthorn extraction tools and host invasive species workshops and habitat restoration projects.
FBIW publishes DISCOVER GUIDE: MINNESOTA RIVER BLUFFS TRAIL, invasive species flyers and occasional briefs pertaining to environmental and preservation issues in the Birch Island Glen Lake area.
In October 2003, The McKnight
Embrace Open Space Campaign honored Friends of Birch
Island Woods as a
Champion of Open Space.
We partner with local governments and residents of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, Picha Heritage Farm, Friendship Ventures and other businesses and organizations to steward and promote the resources and character of the Birch Island - Glen Lake district.
Donations to the Birch Island Woods Fund are dedicated to stewardship, education, conservation and habitat restoration projects occurring in or focusing on the Birch Island Woods, Birch Island Lake and Birch Island Park area. Contributions are tax deductible. Make a pledge or donation to the Birch Island Woods Fund
Friends of Birch Island Woods encourages people to volunteer in the direct stewardship of public natural areas but only on projects approved by relevent public agencies.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR FBIW SPECIAL EVENTS
Friends of Birch Island Woods depends on volunteers to
successfully run its various projects. If you have
expertise or just
have an interest in something, that we’re cooking up or
would like to
suggest a project, send email to fbiwinfo at gmail.com.
We sponsor hike and bike tours, seminars on invasive species, buckthorn pulls, habitat restoration projects and litter pick-ups including our commitment to the City’s Adopt-A-Street Program
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER PICHA FARM EVENTS & PLANT SALE?
See the “Events Page” for information on volunteer opportunities at the farm for the Pot Planting Party in April and the Birch Island Woods Plant Sale in May.
It's easy. Just click on Speak Out to find out how.
The following groups have, in one way or another, given FBIW a pat on the back, valuable advice and moral support. Links to their homes on the world wide web are provided below.
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