Community Wildlife Habitat

Picking up trash at our neighborhood clean-up

3 Tips for a Fun Community Clean-up Day

Gathering neighbors and friends to beautify your community is a great way to connect with nature… and each other.

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 …

Lake Norman, NC Celebrates Certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat

On Saturday, October 22nd, the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, celebrated becoming the nation’s 55th Certified Community Wildlife Habitat and the third community …

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, …

Changing the World One Backyard at a Time

Dave Wasmuth, Sabina Ernst, Anne Stires, Jose German and many National Wildlife Federation volunteers in Montclair, New Jersey are true wildlife rock stars. Over the course of six years, these …

Takoma Park Community Habitat Ceremony

Takoma Park Becomes Maryland’s First Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

On May 22, 2011, I had the pleasure of attending Takoma Park, Maryland’s celebration of their certification as Maryland’s first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™. The celebration took place at Spring …

Community Wildlife Habitat Program Surges Past 50

As we near the end of Garden for Wildlife month, I want to shine a spotlight on the neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties around the country that are providing habitat …

Monarch butterfly

What Does it Take to Become a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat Like Takoma Park, Maryland?

“A Community Wildlife Habitat is a community that provides habitat for wildlife throughout the community–in individual backyards, on school grounds and in public areas such as parks, community gardens, places …

Remembering Craig: A Happy Sad Day

Last Monday we dedicated the pond and habitat at the National Wildlife Federation’s Virginia headquarters to our beloved and former Chief Naturalist, Craig Tufts, who lost his battle with brain …

NWF Community Habitat Program: Whole Communities For Wildlife!

The National Wildlife Federation’s Community Habitat Program now has 80 communities either certified or in the process and they range in size from small towns of a few thousand to …

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