This past Saturday, Blue Heron Nature Preserve held its annual Earth Day Celebration. I've been coming to the Blue Heron both as a local resident (I come to BHNP by myself or with my dog) and as a volunteer for a couple of years—I've done volunteering both in terms of tree plantings, weed removal, and most often, photography.
This was the schedule of events for the 2018 Earth Day Celebration:
9 am - 10 am Outdoor Yoga with Ronald Dill
10 am - 11 am Volunteer Planting Event
10 am - 11 am Children’s Camp Open House
10 am - 11 am Forest Walk with with EcoAddendum
10 am - 2 pm Local Artist Market
11 am - 2 pm Native Plant Sale / Environmental Exhibits / Student Art Show
11 am - 12 pm Bird Walk with Atlanta Audubon Society
11 am - 12 pm Vamos Chicos Art Bus Demonstration*
12 pm - 3 pm Neighborhood Block Party with Music, Food, and Activities
12 pm - 1 pm Green Theater Performance
12 pm - 1 pm Mini-Hive Inspection with Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association
12 pm - 12:30 pm Turtle Sanctuary Dedication
12:30 pm - 1 pm Art of Nature Opening
1 pm - 2 pm Mini Critter Camp with The Amphibian Foundation
1 pm - 1:30 pm Blueway Trail Groundbreaking Ceremony & Tour
1:30pm - 2:00pm Farmer D Organics Gardening Talk
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Blueway Trail Tour
While I didn't make all of the activities above, I captured photos of the outdoor yoga, volunteer planting event, the local artist market, the bird walk with the Atlanta Audobon Society, the turtle sanctuary dedication, and the Blueway Trail groundbreaking.
Below are some photos from the 2018 Earth Day celebration!
If you're a local Atlanta resident, I highly recommend checking the urban oasis that is the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. There are a wonderful series of trails in the 30-acre park. Additionally, there are plenty of events that occur throughout the year, such as the Moonlight hikes, planting/weeding volunteering, and much more. Just check the calendar if you're looking for more information.