Oakhurst Dog Park Receives Audubon Society Wildlife Certification!

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On November 9 the Oakhurst Dog Park received the Audubon Society large property wildlife sanctuary certification!

The certification encourages properties to enhance the land for birds and other wildlife. The Atlanta Audubon Society mentioned that the Decatur Oakhurst Dog Park is the first dog park that has ever been certified and Atlanta Audubon staff were thrilled to add the park to the list of wildlife sanctuaries.

Some criteria that we will uphold includes keeping invasive plants and vines under control, eliminating the use of chemicals and herbicides, and creating dense undergrowth to attract birds and other wildlife.

Pictured is Dog Park Champion Lee Goldsmith who was instrumental in the Oakhurst Dog Park receiving the designation. Lee is also a City of Decatur Hometown Hero!