Buckhead’s Blue Heron Nature Preserve will complete the main Blueway trail this year

Buckhead’s Blue Heron Nature Preserve said it will complete its internal Blueway Trail system by the end of the year after hitting a fundraising goal of $750,000.

A second phase of the project, which will connect the trail to Chastain Park and the PATH400 multi-use trail, is still underway and has no current schedule, according to Blue Heron.

Part of the Blueway Trail in the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. (Special)

“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our Board of Directors, generous donations from local foundations and individuals, we have successfully completed the largest fundraising campaign our young organization has ever undertaken,” said Kevin McCauley, Executive Director of Blue Heron, in a press release.

The Blueway Trail will connect Blue Heron, which consists of three separate parcels of land totaling 30 acres. The project will be completed when two bridges are installed “before the end of the year”, the statement said. When the trail system is complete, a public “celebration” will take place.

According to a Blue Heron spokesperson, the Blueway works also include a stream crossing, crosswalks, boardwalk location, soft trail improvements, interpretive signs and more. .

Blue Heron’s main entrance is at 4055 Roswell Road. It shares facilities with the Atlanta Audubon Society and the Amphibian Foundation. For more information, see bhnp.org.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was editor of the Reporter newspapers. More John Ruch

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