Kim Martinez

Kim Martinez is the Senior Education Manager for the National Wildlife Federation’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center located in Annapolis, Maryland. She deploys NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat and Eco-Schools USA programs and connects kids to nature experiences. In her free time, you can find her kayaking in the Chesapeake Bay, gardening in her backyard, or hiking in the mountains.

Planting a Park Within a “Park”

There are no parks in McElderry Park in Baltimore, but the National Wildlife Federation and their partners are hoping to change that. For the past three years, NWF has been …

We’ve Always Been a City for the Birds

Baltimore.  Home of the beloved Baltimore Orioles and affectionately known by residents as Birdland.  There’s no better place for the National Wildlife Federation to launch its signature Community Wildlife Habitat …

Pennsylvania Schools: Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

Long before the US Green Ribbon Schools Award was established, there were ‘green guardians’ of schools and universities. These folks arrived to campus early, left late, and spent countless weekends and summers …

It’s for the Birds! Certifying Baltimore as a Community Habitat

For years Baltimore has been known as Birdland and now, we can make it official. Baltimore plans to B’More Wild, and bird-friendly, by becoming certified as an NWF Community Wildlife …

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

In the summer of 2011, resident George Walter submitted an application to the National Wildlife Federation to designate his retirement community, Oak Crest, as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®. Oak Crest is the largest retirement …

Annapolis Hopes to be the First of Many Around the Chesapeake Bay

“The National Wildlife Federation is excited to support the City of Annapolis in their efforts to become a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™,” said Tony Caligiuri, Regional Executive Director of NWF’s …

Never Too Young to Make a Difference

  Annapolis Recreation and Parks and National Wildlife Federation’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Centercollaborated on a restoration project at Truxtun Park on Aug. 16, spreading woodchips along two heavily used trails, …

Photo courtesy of Governor's Office

Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn

Research shows that kids are spending an average of 7 hours 38 minutes per day connected to technology, while only spending an average of 7 minutes per day in unstructured …

Thousands Attend Green Schools Summit

Thousands of Maryland students attended the “Green Schools Summit” at Sandy Point State Park on Friday. Students, teachers, and parents enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day on the water as they …

The Gift of Gardening

With warmer weather, I have been anxious to spend time in my backyard. It’s that time of year to pull out the shovels, the gardening tools, the dusty bird feeder. …

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