Atlanta City Council Approves Extending Blue Heron Stewardship

"Blue Heron Nature Preserve Inc., the nonprofit largely responsible for managing the 30-acre greenspace of the same name in Buckhead, will have its stewardship extended for at least another five years thanks to legislation that passed unanimously at the Atlanta City Council’s Oct. 16meeting at City Hall downtown.

The partnership with the city’s department of parks and recreation will enable 'the parties to further their common goal of refurbishing, enhancing, and maintaining the preserve in its natural environment,' the legislation stated.

The nonprofit is specifically authorized to engage in the 'design, installation and maintenance of limited improvements to the preserve; maintenance of environmentally friendly landscape improvements,  maintenance of the preserve so that its natural condition is preserved and it is consistently in a safe condition and organization of limited educational programs in the preserve.'

'Blue Heron values the partnership we have developed with the city of Atlanta to preserve and enhance this valuable resource for the community,' Executive Director Kevin McCauley said in a news release. 'We look forward to a continued collaboration as we seek to bring understanding and appreciation to the natural world.'

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