Blue Heron Celebrates Trail Project at Earth Day Event

Original article written by Evelyn Andrews for Reporter Newspapers.

"The Blue Heron Nature Preserve celebrated the 'Blueway Trail' project, which is already underway, in a ceremonial groundbreaking during its Earth Day event on April 21.

Construction on the internal trails began in February and is expected to be completed this year. The trails, which are within the preserve itself, are phase one of a two-part plan to provide more connectivity to the preserve. The other phase would build trails that would connect the park to PATH400 and Chastain Park..."

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Read more about the Blueway Trail Initiative here. 

Photo displayed above was taken by Eugene Buchko.

Fulton BOC Recognizes Environmental Award Winners

Original article can be found here

"On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) recognized eight environmental award recipients.

Each of the honorees were recognized because of their efforts to advocate and exemplify environmentally-sound practices in Fulton County. Their efforts aligns with the County’s Strategic Priority Areas set forth by the BOC under the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan areas of All People are Healthy, All People have Economic Opportunities, and All People are Safe; and supports Fulton County’s goal to be first in Impact, Service, and Efficiency by engaging people..."

Read more about Blue Heron & the other winners here.

Atlanta Audubon promotes habitats for birds, people in its updated mission

Original article written by David Pendered for Saporta Reports

"The Atlanta Audubon’s plan to restore a bird-friendly habitat at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve, in North Buckhead, is just the latest program by an organization that has ramped up its outreach significantly in recent years.

Atlanta Audubon is one of those groups whose efforts since the Great Recession have propelled environmental projects from offstage to the main stage. South Fork Conservancy is another such group, along with the South River Watershed Alliance and Livable Buckhead, the developer of PATH 400..."

Read more about how the Atlanta Audubon is utilizing the Preserve here