The purpose of the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden is to protect, preserve, and promote the interests of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary as a sanctuary for native flora and fauna of Minnesota, and to educate and inspire all people in relating to the natural world. We strive to be an inclusive organization of people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages and ethnicities. To accomplish this, we work with a variety of individuals and organizations with common interests and vision.
We Believe that:
The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary should be preserved for its historical significance and its value as an environmental resource for the study and appreciation of the flora and fauna of the Garden.
It is necessary to maintain a natural buffer zone around the Garden to protect its ecological integrity and to preserve its value as a retreat for quiet contemplation and observation of nature.
It is our role to support and encourage the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Broad in maintaining and preserving the Garden.
Promotion and utilization of the Garden should be compatible with protecting it as a sanctuary for flora and fauna and preserving the features of a natural environment.
The Friends must be an organization that prioritizes, supports, and invests in diversity, inclusion and equity.
This revised Mission Statement was adopted on October 18, 2020.