Blue Heron Nature Preserve
GNPS and its volunteers are such an important part of the effort to promote the benefits of native landscapes and we are thrilled to have your help on this project.
The site is overrun with invasive plants like English Ivy, Illeagnus, Mimosa, Nandina, Leather Leaf Mahonia, Privet, bamboo, etc. Initially we will focus on restoring an open meadow adjacent to one of the Mill Creek tributaries and a sloped woodland located nearby in an upland section. We will remove invasive plants in these two locations. Once the invasive plants have been removed, we will add native plants appropriate for a Piedmont woodland and meadow habitat. The woodland area has an existing terraced, stone wall along a path which provides an opportunity to showcase native plants for visitors.
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News & Events
Kiss this house goodbye and get ready for some native plants! After much waiting we've gotten word from the City the house on the site will be torn down beginning on the 28th. We did not want to start the restoration work until the home was taken down. Now that the...
We are still waiting on the City to demo the house so we can get to work with the plants. The city is in the process of getting the demo permits. Work days will start once the house is taken down so watch the main calendar for workdays so we can start 'restoring'!