Conservation & Sustainability
BHNP started as a land conservation project back in 2000.
Conservation is a pillar of Blue Heron. We have expanded our efforts across all the ecosystems of the Preserve.
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.
Beaver Dam Analogs
Beaver dams create habitats for themselves and many other species while mitigating flash flooding and erosion. We have begun a Beaver Dam Analog project to imitate and study beaver dams.
Our Community Garden is full of fruits, veggies, native pollinator plants, and so much more!
In 2018, with help from The Amphibian Foundation, we released 13 injured and rehabilitated turtles into their new home. Now, these turtles reside happily right outside the BHNP building.
Bit Building Project
As an environmental organization, we take our responsibility as a sustainability and conservation leader seriously.
Our BIT Building program with SouthFace will improve the efficiency and sustainability of our office building.
Plastic Reduction Atlanta
Plastic Reduction Atlanta is a campaign that encourages organizations and businesses to give up plastic straws! Researchers and artists across the city have pledged to reduce the use of single-use plastics.
Blue Heron Nature Preserve is proud to be a partner of Plastic Reduction Atlanta.
We purchase, use, and sell sustainably by avoiding single-use plastic, and plastic all together when possible.
Meadows for Monarchs
The natural habitat of butterflies is drastically reducing. To support monarchs, we built a butterfly garden full of native flowers and plants.
We fill an important role in protecting our urban waterways and wetlands. Water conservation, water quality monitoring, and wetland protection come with being stewards of Atlanta's urban waterways.
Have a native animal in need?
AWARE Wildlife Center
Accepts all species of injured, ill, or orphaned native wildlife. Animals are accepted daily from 9a.m. – 7p.m.