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OPEN HOUSE at the Gateway


Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of environmental education, community awareness and wetland preservation.  Discover more about our local events, fundraisers and educational seminars below and get in touch to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.

All events below are either hosted, partnered with or attended by Blue Heron Headwaters, see you there!

March 4th

Presentation @ Clarkston Independence Library 

11am - 12:00

Interested in learning how salt and other cold weather practices affect the
health of the Clinton River?

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March 22

Bird Box Training

@ Clarkston Independence District Library

7pm - 8:30pm

We have a new volunteer opportunity we are excited to offer.  We need help monitoring bird activity using five nests boxes at our Kimball Preserve in Clarkston..

More information and register here


March 25th

Presentation: Rain Gardens

@ Holly Township Library

10am - 11:30am

Attend the Blue Heron Headwaters presentation on Rain Gardens. More information and register here

April 15

Detroit Zoo's Greenfest 

9am - 3pm

We're going to the Zoo!

We will have a booth with activities and info alongside other environmental organizations at the Detroit Zoo's GreenFest. Free admission to the zoo for volunteers is included. 

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April 21 - April 22

Headwater's Trails/Earth Day

Type: Outdoor Volunteer Opportunity 


April 22

Native Plants & History


Type: Presentation

@Tyrone twp Historical Society

More information

April 29 -30

Volunteer Opportunity: Spring Impact Weekend

Sign up to join us for Community Impact weekend with Blue Heron Headwaters. 

Sign - up sheet coming soon!


May 8th

Rain Gardens


Presentation with Blue Heron Headwaters, Emily Duthinh

@Springfield Township Library

Information Coming Soon!


May 20th



 What is a BioBlitz? It's an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period.

Registration and more Information Coming Soon!


TBD! Rescheduled

eBird Tutorial

Blue Heron Headwaters Event  

Type: Outdoor Workshop

Meet at the Voorheis-Beardsley site to learn from expert Kathleen Dougherty how to use Audubon's eBird app, an extensive database of bird observations that allows you to track bird sightings. Learn how to look for birds and record important observations with other fellow birders. 


May 24th

Night Hike

Type: Outdoor Event, Tour

Blue Heron Headwaters Program @ Our Vorheis-Beardsley Preserve.

Registration and more Information Coming Soon!


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May 31

Prairie Planting & Native Plant Sale

Type: Outdoor Event, Tour

Blue Heron Headwaters Program @ Our Vorheis-Beardsley Preserve.

Help us restore the prairie, plant one, buy one natives.

Registration and more Information Coming Soon!


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June 10th

Shiawassee Paddle Guided Tour


Bring your own kayak or canoe and join us on a guided preserve tour on the Shiawassee River at the Canoe Launch at Gill Landing. 

$10 donation fee, includes shuttle, guides, refreshments. 

More Information


June 10th

Blue Heron Headwaters

Managing Invasive Species Workshop

Type: Outdoor presentation

Clarkston - Independence Township District Library


June 23rd

All About Bats

For All Ages

Presentation & Kids Activity

@Springfield Township Library

Registration Coming Soon!


June 24

Shiawassee Riverfest


The River Fest is an annual music festival and fundraiser. Water and land activities also take place, including but not limited to cardboard boat races, kayak and paddle board demos, games, activities and tournaments for all ages, raffles, a comprehensive selection of food and art vendors  and more!


July 15



Presentation & Kids Activity

@Clarkston Independence District Library

Information Coming Soon!


On going!

A Big Help for a LIttle Butterfly Campaign

A  supporter is offering a 2:1 match to complete the $275,000 campaign to save the habitat for the critically endangered Poweshiek Skipperling Butterfly. 

Your $50 becomes $150. Funds will be used to restore the butterfly's ecosystem in Davisburg, Michigan. 

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