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!
Native Plants & History
@Tyrone twp Historical Society
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!
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.
Type: Outdoor Event, Tour
Join the Blue Heron Headwaters Conservancy for a unique opportunity to tour the Voorheis-Beardsley Nature Trail under a night sky. We will be observing and identifying nocturnal insects using a moth attractor. With a personal smartphone you can download and learn to use the iNaturalist app.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
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.
Intersection of Maybee & Clintonville Rd. , Clarkston
BHHC Native Plant Sale June 3
More than 50 species available
Neiman's Family Market Parking Lot
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.
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!
Butterfly Preserve Workday
Volunteer with Blue Heron Headwaters
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Prepare land for walkability and access - trail building and site cleanup.
Sign-up Coming Soon
Presentation & Kids Activity
@Clarkston Independence District Library
Information Coming Soon!
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.