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Belwin Conservancy celebrated its fifth bison release Saturday. A herd of roughly 30 bison were released out into the conservancy's prairies. Close to a hundred people turned out for the event. Bulletin photo by Amber Kispert-Smith

Kafka takes helm at Afton's Belwin Conservancy

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A new director has taken the helm at Afton's Belwin Conservancy.

Nancy Kafka, of Red Wing, started as the new executive director on June 4.


Kafka is replacing former director Steve Hobbs, who worked as director since 2007.

Hobbs took a job as the Minnesota director for the Conservation Fund.

"I'm here to give people an experience of nature," Kafka said.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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