Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald is the Senior Director of Community Wildlife at the National Wildlife Federation, leading NWF’s work to help create wildlife-friendly cities, counties, towns and neighborhoods. Patrick leads the NWF Community Wildlife Habitat program (www.nwf.org/community), the NWF Garden for Wildlife Volunteer Programs and NWF’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge (www.nwf.org/mayorsmonarchpledge.).

Native Plant Challenge: Calling All Cities to Plant Native

When cities and communities consider what trees, shrubs and flowers to plant in parks, streetscapes and city landscapes, they primarily think about: Budget Beauty Low-Maintenance Fast Growth Today, however, more …

Tree Equity in Broward County

Three years ago, the National Wildlife Federation and NatureScape Broward (part of the Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division) came together to launch a new project to help …

Cities Need Urban Wildlife Plans to Combat the Extinction Crisis

Urban wildlife are facing unprecedented challenges as development in the United States continues unabated. Habitat destruction and fragmentation mean less habitat in urban and suburban areas and fewer corridors for …

National Wildlife Week: Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

Wildlife in urban areas face unique challenges as we humans pave roads, build storm water systems and expand our neighborhoods. NWF’s Top 10 Cities for Wildlife are taking concrete steps …

Giving Tuesday – Trees for Wildlife

How Do Trees Help Nature and Wildlife? Trees absorb pollutants through their leaves. In fact, one tree can absorb more than a ton of carbon dioxide in its lifetime! They …

Montréal Mayor Makes Magnificent Commitment to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

The Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, became the first mayor in Québec to take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. Montréal is by far the largest city to take the pledge in Canada …

Broward Habitat Connectivity Project – Providing Habitat for Migratory Birds in Urban Broward County, Florida

The National Wildlife Federation is working with NatureScape Broward  and the Community Foundation of Broward to provide migratory bird habitat through the Broward Habitat Connectivity Project. The Broward Habitat Connectivity …

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Expands South of the Border

As you head south on Interstate 35 in Texas, you pass through Austin which was named the most wildlife-friendly city in the United States by the National Wildlife Federation in …

Mayors across the United States, Mexico and Canada Take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge

Lire Ce Blog en Français! Leer Este Blog en Español! In September 2015, the National Wildlife Federation launched the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in in an effort to engage cities, towns, …

150 Students and Volunteers Plant Trees for Wildlife

Migratory birds like the black and white warbler and ruby-throated humming bird are heading north. This spring, as they fly over Broward County, Florida, they may notice more than 10,000 …

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