Community Wildlife Habitat

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new Mayor’s Monarch Butterfly Garden. Photo by City of North Miami

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

Birdhouses can be made out of boots, clocks, old logs, etc. Photo by Ron Hellstern

Contest to Help Birds in the City

As various bird species decline in populations across the nation, humans also lose the many benefits provided by birds: insect control, pollination, seed dispersal, aesthetic appeal, etc. Those of us …

Fort Lauderdale Community Wildlife Habitat Butterfly Garden Clean up. Photo by Patrick Fitzgerald

Fort Lauderdale, A Certified Wildlife-Friendly City

The city of Fort Lauderdale is known for its sandy beaches, the promenade along the A1A known as “The Strip”, and its miles of boating canals which have earned the …

Mukilteo Library

A New Level of Habitat Stewardship

Only a few more months remain in my AmeriCorps service term as the Education Outreach Coordinator for the Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Region. Time has flown by, and it …

Photo by City of Chesterfield, MO

100 Mayors Take Action to Save the Monarch Butterfly

Taking a moment to marvel at a garden slug.  Photo by Carolyn Millard

Planting a Park Within a “Park”

From St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s residence.  Photo by Mayor Francis Slay’

Declining Monarch Butterfly Finds Hope for Recovery in St. Louis

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

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 …

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

New Seattle Community Wildlife Habitat

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 …

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

Austin, Texas Creates Habitat for the Declining Monarch Butterfly

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 …

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