Community Wildlife Habitat

Moss Creek aerial view

One Community’s Journey to Certification in the Midst of a Pandemic

Moss Creek is a waterfront residential community developed in the 1970s in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The community has over 1,000 acres bordered by salt marsh, boasts more than 20 …

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Philadelphia Parks Expert Joins the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center

I am thrilled to join the National Wildlife Federation’s Mid-Atlantic office as the new Senior Manager of Education and Community Conservation programs. My first few months have been a whirlwind …

A mural that reads "stay golden" with native plants underneath.

Creating Resilient and Equitable Cities through Vacant Lot Restoration

As we begin to feel the intensifying effects of climate change, there is an urgent need to address environmental and public health crises in frontline communities. In the Mid-Atlantic, we …

Meet the 2021 Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Signatories

The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Since 2015, the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program has been working actively with cities across North America to promote actions that will help reverse our current pollinator …

WildSTEM Partnership Elevates Equity and Inclusion in the Environmental Field

The National Wildlife Federation and The Links, Incorporated (The Links) are celebrating another year of a groundbreaking partnership focused on promoting youth engagement around gardening, wildlife conservation, and career preparation …

community wildlife habitat sign in yard.

NEW GUIDE: Passing Wildlife-Friendly Property Maintenance Ordinances

Neighbor-friendly landscaping Local elected officials and community leaders have the opportunity to transform local landscaping practices that will empower residents to participate in the expansion of wildlife-friendly habitats where they …

Clearwing hummingbird moth

How to Issue Wildlife-Friendly Proclamations in Your Community

Wildlife and humans can and should co-exist in sustainable, healthy communities. Community leaders such as mayors, city councilors, county commissioners, and municipal staff across the country are making the connection …

The City of Los Angeles: Leaders in Biodiversity Protection

The National Wildlife Federation is excited to announce that the City of Los Angeles (LA) has registered in its Community Wildlife Habitat program. With Los Angeles’ participation, the City becomes …

A monarch on a flowering swamp milkweed.

Minnetonka, Minnesota Named Monarch Champion

Minnetonka, Minnesota, just a few miles west of Minneapolis, is working hard to help save the imperiled monarch butterfly. Minnetonka Mayor Brad Wiersum took the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch …

Three monarchs feed on blazing star.

Communities & Wildlife: Year in Review

The National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat™, Trees for Wildlife™, Mayors’ Monarch Pledge™, and Sacred Grounds™ programs partner with cities, towns, municipalities, and places of worship to promote community-driven conservation …

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