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The Seattle team “attempting” to form a totem pole on our trip to Tillicum Village, Blake Island, WA Credit: Kaitlin Parker 2015.

My Time as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with NWF

8/18/2015 // By Kaitlin Parker

Many recent graduates, looking for a position in order to use their newly acquired degrees, search the AmeriCorps job postings in search of a golden opportunity. I was completely unaware of AmeriCorps and the amazing work that they do, but …

The newly registered Community Wildlife Habitat Team, NW Seattle: "Groundswell NW" led by Jan Satterthwaite. Photo by Jan Satterthwaite

New Seattle Community Wildlife Habitat

8/10/2015 // By Kaitlin Parker

Across the nation, National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program encourages citizen leaders to take action for wildlife in their own communities. The program provides these leaders with a framework and resources to restore wildlife habitat and educate and engage community …

Monarch Butterfly. Photo by NWF Austin Habitat Stewards Jim and Lynne Weber

Austin, Texas Creates Habitat for the Declining Monarch Butterfly

8/3/2015 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

The City of Austin, Texas sits at a critical migration point for the monarch butterfly. In the spring, Austin is one of the first places in the U.S. that the monarch stops to lay its eggs on milkweed, so the next …

Baltimore Oriole photographed by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Janice Sommerville

We’ve Always Been a City for the Birds

7/15/2015 // By Kim Martinez

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 program, encouraging residents to Grow Together. McElderry Park is one of …

NWF’s Wildlife Habitat and Sustainability Educator Darcy McKinley Lester visits the 8th Street Pocket Park, one of the certified wildlife habitats in Missoula, MT.  Photo by Steve Woodruff.

Do You Garden For Wildlife?

5/27/2015 // By Kate Sutherland

We often picture wildlife habitat as, well, wild: forests, rivers, and mountain peaks.  However, the green spaces around our homes also provide important wildlife habitat for songbirds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators, as well as small mammals, frogs, snakes and …

National Wildlife Week: Baltimore Community Habitat Steps Up for a Healthy Bay

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

We all know that Baltimore is for the birds, and NWF and the National Aquarium, its Maryland affiliate, have teamed up to help Baltimore “B’More Wild”— aiming to create the largest NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat along the Chesapeake Bay. …

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National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now …

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

1/28/2015 // By Kim Martinez

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 Habitat®- the largest along the Chesapeake Bay. So what does …

8 - Monarch Butterfly at Butterfly House (City of Chesterfield)

Monarchs Over Chesterfield

9/25/2014 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

This morning we took a tour of the NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Chesterfield, MO – just outside of St. Louis.  The city has been certified for 10 years and it showed – everywhere you looked were bees, birds, …

The Preserve was the first approved “Waif Tortoise Recipient Site” in the state and in December 2011 we adopted 4 female gopher tortoises.  Photo from City of Oakland Park.

Threatened Gopher Tortoises Benefit from Florida Community Wildlife Habitat

7/22/2014 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Our amazing Garden for Wildlife volunteers in Oakland Park, FL are making a difference for the threatened gopher tortoise. The city, which is located in Broward County and is smack dab in the middle of the Miami metropolitan area, is working to …

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