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Mission Statement

The purpose of this corporation is: 1. Partner with other entities and individuals to preserve, expand and perpetuate the natural and scenic integrity of the Birch Island Woods Conservation Area and to foster the stewardship of wetlands, lakes, parks and other natural areas in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, Minnesota, i.e. to help sustain their natural, wild, and undeveloped conditions including, but not limited to, their native plant and animal communities, their natural formations that illustrate geological processes and their viewsheds. 2. Partner with other entities and individuals to establish a heritage or conservancy district in the Birch Island Woods, Park and Lake area. 3. Partner with other entities and individuals to promote the preservation, expansion and/or adaptive re-use of public and privately owned historic sites, structures, landscapes and viewsheds. 4. Partner with other entities and individuals to promote the conservation of and low-impact recreational uses and scientific study and management of Birch Island Woods Conservation Area, Park and Lake and other associated areas. 5. Engage and recruit area residents and others in active stewardship and promotion of the natural, historic, human service and recreational resources of the area.


  1. Friends of Birch Island Woods (FBIW) will cultivate citizen appreciation and stewardship of publicly-owned green spaces and historic sites and settings through its established programs. Specifically, FBIW will assist, sponsor or promote the restoration of native plant and tree communities in the Birch Island area; provide the general public through its website and electronic news updates information on environmental, green space, parks and out-doors recreational resources and issues in the southwest suburbs.




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Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Friends of Birch Island Woods Inc.?

by Roger P. (2011-03-01 12:34:24.0)
Working with the Friends of Birch Island Woods provides an opportunity to work outside on a Minnesota spring day in Eden Prairie (Money Magazine's 2010 Best Place to Live in the United States) on a project in or near a 30 acre wooded area with other wonderful volunteers only a few minutes from your home? It's a great feeling of satisfaction, comradarie and accomplishment at the end of the day. And, you may even get a little exercise and sunshine!
by Vicky M. from Eden Prairie, MN (Administrator for this Organization) (2011-03-01 11:40:28.0)
FBIW is a great organization to volunteer with as they continue to steward the Birch Island Woods Conservation Area in Eden Prairie. I have volunteered for the past 9 years at the potting parties and plant sales. It is an enjoyable experience.
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