first achieved Bird Friendly City status in 2021.
Citizens of the Tripoli Community are strongly connected to birds and bird conservation. The 2.4 mile Sweet Water Trail connects Tripoli to the 2,855 acre Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area and Wapsipinicon River Bird Conservation Area and Greenbelt, where 252 species of birds have been identified by Prairie Rapids Audubon Society members and local citizens. The Sweet Water Trail has a permanent conservation easement placed on it, and numerous Tripoli citizens have been involved with planting native prairie plants along it, providing habitat for birds and other wildlife. The Tripoli Welcome Center offers several brochures and videos to help educate and engage citizens in bird appreciation and bird conservation, and Bremer County Conservation Naturalists provide bird conservation and bird appreciation programs to schools and the local community.