Our Mission

The Friends of Breck Woods believe Breck Woods is an essential element of our urban environment.

Our goal is to preserve and enhance the entire Breck Woods as a natural ecosystem. We recognize the need to build housing — especially affordable homes — and believe there is as great a need to restore and preserve this natural space surrounded by the urban built environment.

Along with its adjacent natural areas, Breck Woods provides habitat for flora and fauna (including insects and microbes), helps protect the watershed of the Mississippi that has been overburdened and disrupted, cools and cleans the air from adjacent industrial areas, and creates peace and respite for humans. The Friends are dedicated to engaging the community and its institutions in partnerships for responsible stewardship of the Woods so that we and future generations can enjoy its many benefits.