On behalf of the board and staff of the Dunwoody Nature Center, I want to thank the Dunwoody community for a very successful Butterfly Festival this year. As always, we took great pleasure in delighting those young and old as they experienced the amazing creatures up close and personal in one of our three butterfly tents. We sincerely hope the experience inspired a greater love of nature, cultivated better environmental awareness and fostered a desire for further stewardship to protect the fragile environmental ecosystem that supports the life cycle of all pollinators.
We are also very happy that we were able to compost or recycle the vast majority of the waste stream from the festival. In fact, after hosting around 4,000 people, only six bags of trash were sent to the landfill.
Special thanks go to Cox Enterprises whose sponsorship made the event possible and to all those from the community who volunteered their time to help out. The City of Dunwoody was an excellent partner whose cooperation from the Police Department and the Parks & Rec staff enabled the event to run smoothly and safely.
We look forward to hosting the festival again next year.
Michael Cowan, Executive director
Dunwoody Nature Center