Adopt-A-Stream Conference - Sign Up Now!

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is having an upcoming "Adopt-A-Stream" conference in Gwinnett County, March 13-14. Dr. Sweeney of the Stroud Center in Pennsylvania will be the keynote speaker.  He will also conduct a 2 hour workshop on buffers and best management practices. [Details HERE]


Recent Snowfall


It is hard to tell in this photo but we have a happy group if mallards splashing in the pond enjoying this wet day. The heron is out there too trying to fish.

Daffodils are up at BH even in the snow!


"Free Little Library" Inspires Reading

We have a new Free Little Library at the Preserve thanks to Charlie Greene and scouts from Troop 298!

Pictured are Nancy, Charlie (in green sweatshirt), and Scouts from Troop 298.

We are pleased to be the recipient of this wonderful Eagle Scout Project which is in our Children's Garden at the Preserve. Come visit our library and "take a book, leave a book" soon!


Welcome Spring Interns

We couldn't manage without help from Volunteers, Interns and dedicated people concerned about nature. We thank Kiana, Emily and Ben for their time and talent! 

Kiana Lawrence is the Spring 2015 Communications Intern for Blue Heron Nature Preserve. She is a third year student at Oglethorpe University studying a major in Communications with a minor in Nonprofit Management. Kiana is very excited to learn more about the beavers at Blue Heron, and can't wait to see their family grow!

Emily Legg is a Spring 2015 intern at Blue Heron. She is a senior at Oglethorpe University, majoring in English and minoring in Biology. She is excited to learn more about working in a nonprofit setting while getting to be in the woods in the middle of Atlanta.

Meet 2015 Spring Intern Benjamin Spencer Caoili: University of Oglethorpe, Biology Major, Urban Ecology Minor. "I am Biologist who seeks to work with Urban Ecological systems. I am a well rounded individual looking to learn."

NEW! Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Days at BHNP
For children ages 5-10
April 6-10, 9am - 12pm

$40/day, $175/week 
Add Lunch Bunch from 12 pm - 1 pm for just $5 per day! Parents must provide a lunch.

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Spend spring break at Blue Heron Nature Preserve! Each day, your children will explore our woods, creek, and wetlands with an experienced environmental educator. Go birdwatching, track mammals, make a seed collection, build forts, and more!  

Registration and check can be mailed to BHNP. Call Amy at 678-315-0836 with any questions. Space is limited, sign-up today!


Thankful For New Eagle Scout

On Sunday, 1/25/15, Nancy Jones attended the Eagle Scout ceremony for Hughes Moffet from troop 370 at St.James Methodist Church. Hughes built a beautiful circular bench around our dogwood tree at the front of the building and a great picnic table on the grounds.


Nancy said, "The ceremony was very inspiring and extra sweet for me because I taught Hughes at Sarah Smith.".


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