YPG is hosting an educational event at Blue Heron Nature Preserve (BHNP), located in the North Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, on July 30, 2015, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We have applied for CM Credits for AICP. There is limited space, and we must cap the attendance at 25 people, so please RSVP by no later than July 28, 2015, at 5:00 PM, if you plan to attend. Email Sarah McColley with questions and to RSVP.
Nancy Jones, the BHNP Executive Director, and Kevin McCauley, the Project Director, will give a presentation about the planning opportunities that BHNP is currently addressing and the history of the Preserve’s creation. After this presentation, we will walk a portion of the Preserve and learn more about the Preserve and ecological systems. The presentation will also describe the continued expansion of the BHNP, which involves local activism and multiple organizational partnerships. Currently, BHNP is finalizing the updates to their master plan and have addressed the need to connect to adjacent parks and trails, add programming and facilities, and restore habitat on-site. Come learn about a side of our profession that is not typically at the forefront of planning in urban areas!