Who can certify their property with the National Wildlife Federation?
Certifying a site is as simple as providing the 4 habitat components: food, water, cover and places to raise young, in addition to practicing sustainable gardening techniques. Any site can be recognized as a certified wildlife habitat regardless of size. Whether it’s your backyard, a community garden, a school-yard, or a business site.
6 Simple Tips to Get Started
- Put out a bird feeder and fill it with sunflower seed.
- Plant a shrub with flowers for butterflies or berries for birds and small animals.
- Put out a birdbath. Even small water features will be used by wildlife.
- Provide dense shrubs, wildflower gardens, rock walls and evergreens as cover for wildlife.
- Hang a birdhouse, plant hose plants for butterfly caterpillars or install a frog pond to provide places to raise young.
- Put away the chemicals. Natural gardens are better for you and your family as well as wildlife.
Aside from offering wildlife a wonderful place to thrive you’ll be eligible for the following benefits: A certificate for your wildlife habitat. A free one-year membership to National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and subscription to National Wildlife magazine A subscription to the Habitats e-newsletter An optional press release to your local newspaper announcing your certification Inclusion in NWF’s National Registry of Habitats.
The Montreat Landcare Committee wants to recognize all efforts to restore habitat for wildlife.
We invite you join your neighbors in rolling out the welcome mat for birds, butterflies, and other small wildlife species that shares our land.
Montreat is the first Town in North Carolina to join the ranks of a few select communities across the country that are certified as a Community Wildlife Habitats by the National Wildlife Federation
You can Certify Your Habitat by visit www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife directly online.