The Blue Heron Nature Preserve, 30 acres of greenspace in the heart of Buckhead, recently received a $30,000 grant from National Fish and Wildlife Fund (NFWF) for urban wetland restoration. To date, a total of $71,000 has been collected for the restoration project from the grant and partnership contributions.
The newest funds will go toward restoring 2.5 acres of wetlands on the Blue Heron property in Buckhead. Approximately 300 volunteers will focus on removing invasive plant species and planting native ones in their place. Additionally, in an effort to facilitate research and support education efforts, a Discovery Dock will be constructed for use during children’s camps and public programs.
Enclave at Chastain, a new North Buckhead community by Monte Hewett Homes located directly across from Blue Heron Nature Preserve, features 30 single-family homes designed in a contemporary, transitional style with open-concepts floor plans featuring a modern vision and open-air terraces. This charming community, perfectly nestled among tree-lined streets with Blue Heron Nature Preserve in its backyard, also borders Nancy Creek for plenty of outdoor recreation options.
Selected from a collection of 250 nationwide applications, the NFWF grant was funded by donations from Southern Company, Georgia Power and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To meet the more than $70,000 in projected donations, the grant will be matched by Blue Heron, the Atlanta Audubon Society, the Amphibian Foundation, Beech Hollow Farms, the Department of Watershed Management, Hands On Atlanta and local ichthyologist Marcy Scott.
To make a donation to Blue Heron Nature Preserve or to learn more about conservation efforts and nature programs for children, visit www.BHNP.org.
City living is often an obstacle when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, but Blue Heron Nature Preserve fills that need! Luxury new home builder Monte Hewett Homes is proud to offer its upscale new homes at several new communities in the heart of Buckhead near popular shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation options, including Blue Heron Nature Preserve.