What: Wildlife Habitat –Home & Community
When: September 9, 2012, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Avenue S, Des Moines* (THIS IS NOT OUR NORMAL MEETING LOCATION IN BURIEN)
Courtney Sullivan, Education Manager of the National Wildlife Federation for the Pacific Region, will be our featured speaker in September. She’ll be showing how at home or in our community we can learn to create a place where people, flora and fauna can all flourish!
Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat. By providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young you not only help wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat® with National Wildlife Federation.
If you love gardening and connecting with people in your community, the National Wildlife Federation can help you certify your community as a Community Wildlife Habitat® — 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 of worship and businesses.
It is a place where the residents make it a priority to provide habitat for wildlife by providing the four basic elements that all wildlife need and also educates its residents about sustainable gardening practices.
Community Wildlife Habitats are organized by a team of people, who not only help create habitat, but also hold workshops about gardening for wildlife and organize community events.
Your neighbors in Burien, Tukwila, and West Seattle have started teams. Come learn more about how you can work with them or start your own community habitat project.