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.

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

August 27

Conservancy rain gardens & garden tour presentation

Meeting @ Clarkston Independence District Library, Clarkston

11am - 12pm

Type: Outdoor, presentation, guided tour

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September 10

Native Plant Sale

Neiman's Family Market Lot, Clarkston MI

Click here for plant list!

10am - 4pm

Type: Outdoor Sale, Fundraiser

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September 10

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Nature Walk

Susanne Knorr Preserve

* Please register through the Independence Township Senior Community Center

$8 for non-members.

10:30 am - 12:00pm

Type: Outdoor, Guided Tour


September 17 - 18

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Art in the Village

Depot Park, Clarkston MI

10-5 & 10--4

Free admission

Type: Outdoor Art festival, family event

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September 30

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Library program: All About Birds


Join us for "All About Birds" put on by the Blue Heron Headwaters Conservancy, Friday, September 30, 4:00 PM for students in K-5. Learn about bird anatomy and walk our Storybook Trail to search for signs of birds!  

4:00 pm

Type: Kids Educational Presentation

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September 28 -

Oct 8 

Gaining Ground

Blue Heron Headwaters Open House & Silent Auction

Online Silent Auction 9/28 - 10/8 6pm-9pm

Open House @ The Gateway 10/7

Type: Fundraiser, Social Event

November 5 & 6

Impact Weekend


Type: Outdoor Community Service event

*Registration Required


Stay Tuned

More information Coming Soon!

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November 19

Holiday Market

Brady Lodge @ Bay Court Park, Clarkston MI

10am - 3pm

Free admission

Type: Indoor & Outdoor Art, Activities, Music & Santa! Family Event


November 29th

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a Movement that Unleashes the Power of Radical Generosity Around the World.

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Our global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.



A Big Help for a LIttle Butterfly Campaign

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

Your $50 becomes $100. Funds will be used to restore the butterfly's ecosystem in Davisburg, Michigan. 


December 3rd

Fenton Jingle Fest

Parade in Downtown Fenton 


Rain, Snow or Shine!

Free admission

Type: Outdoor, Activities, Music & Santa! Family Event

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More Events Coming!