Conservation & Sustainability

Blue Heron BEgan as a land conservation project back in 2000.

We have expanded our efforts
across all the ecosystems of the Preserve.

 

Community Garden

The Community Garden is 100% organic. Together, gardeners grow fresh produce donations for a local soup kitchen.

The Community Garden is 100% organic. Together, gardeners grow fresh produce donations for a local soup kitchen.

Field Research Center

The 100% solar powered, off-the-grid research center for research and education.

The 100% solar powered, off-the-grid research center for research and education.

 

Beaver Dam Analogs

Beaver dams create ecosystems and mitigate erosion. Beaver Dam Analogs is a project about imitating and studying beaver dams.

Beaver dams create ecosystems and mitigate erosion. Beaver Dam Analogs is a project about imitating and studying beaver dams.

Turtle sanctuary

In 2018, thirteen injured and rescued turtles were released into a special turtle sanctuary by    The Amphibian Foundation  .

In 2018, thirteen injured and rescued turtles were released into a special turtle sanctuary by
The Amphibian Foundation.

 

Bee Apiaries

The Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association   and   Southeast Beescapes   keep five hives healthy at Blue Heron.

The Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association and Southeast Beescapes keep five hives healthy at Blue Heron.

Water Stewardship

Water conservation, water quality monitoring, and wetland protection are a few ways Blue Heron helps urban waterways.

Water conservation, water quality monitoring, and wetland protection are a few ways Blue Heron helps urban waterways.

 

Bit Building

The BIT Building program with   SouthFace   improves the efficiency and sustainability of our building.

The BIT Building program with SouthFace improves the efficiency and sustainability of our building.

Butterflies

We built a butterfly garden full of native flowers and plants behind the Blue Heron building to support butterflies.

We built a butterfly garden full of native flowers and plants behind the Blue Heron building to support butterflies.

 

Grants to Green

In 2014, Blue Heron was awarded Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta Grants to Green Assessment grant.  The grant is designed to identify opportunities for improving the energy and water efficiency of the building infrastructure.

In 2014, Blue Heron was awarded Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta Grants to Green Assessment grant.

The grant is designed to identify opportunities for improving the energy and water efficiency of the building infrastructure.

Plastic Reduction Atlanta

Blue Heron is proud to be a partner of   Plastic Reduction Atlanta.    We purchase, use, and sell sustainably by avoiding plastics- at events, in the office, and around the Preserve.

Blue Heron is proud to be a partner of Plastic Reduction Atlanta.

We purchase, use, and sell sustainably by avoiding plastics- at events, in the office, and around the Preserve.

 
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Have a native animal in need?

AWARE Wildlife Center

Accepts all species of injured, ill, or orphaned native wildlife. Animals are accepted daily from 9am - 7pm.

4158 Klondike Road, Lithonia, Georgia 30038