Heron Haven


Kylee Karre (9.9.22)(green heron portrait)

About Heron Haven

Tucked away off 120th & Old Maple Road, Heron Haven stands still and steady as a sanctuary for Omaha wildlife - "even the two-legged human types."


The non-profit provides a unique experience for all who visit. Home-schoolers and community schools bring children out for education.


Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts come out and do projects. College students tend to do water studies. Some folk even choose to marry here. 

Dedicated To Restoration & Preservation

Heron Haven educational programs include educational engagements like field trips and organized hikes, Scout projects (Eagle Scouts lay gravel and help with upkeep regularly), and nature photography club, an annual wetland festival, and more.

Our friendly volunteers and board members are dedicated to the restoration & preservation of our wetland sanctuary.

Become A Member

Preservation of the natural bio-diversity of this wetland has led to the formation of the 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization, FRIENDS OF HERON HAVEN, which is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the natural attributes of this wetland as well as the maintenance and development of the man-made facilities and exhibits on the premises. 

​Our goals are to provide opportunities for indoor and outdoor nature study, as well as the passive enjoyment and appreciation of wetland flora and fauna.

Today, through many private donations, governmental and non-governmental grants, and annual membership dues, HERON HAVEN has become a unique inner city sanctuary complete with its nature center, boardwalk, butterfly garden, birds, and many animals, such as mink, fox, deer, turtles, woodchucks, fish, etc...that roam the grounds.  


In Memory Of

David Harding (1957-2021)

As long as hearts remember
As long as hearts still care
We do not part with those we love
They're with us everywhere

Kristel Conrad (9.3.22 at 7.40PM)

In Memorial Requests

Occasionally the Board of Directors for Heron Haven receives a request from a family or friends of someone who has passed to place a memorial for that someone at Heron Haven. Speaking for the Board, we do not have room for placing memorials on the property. So we utilize our digital footprint instead.

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