The South Woodlawn Neighborhood is planning to become the first community in the state of Tennessee to be officially certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat!
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What Does This Mean?
This means that the South Woodlawn Neighborhood will be officially recognized by a major organization as providing suitable habitat for wildlife.
This is exciting for several reasons:
You can learn more abut Community Wildlife Habitats on the National Wildlife Federation website.
How Do We Get Certified?
In order for the neighborhood to be certified, we first need to have 50 individual homes certified.
It's actually very simple: Any site can be certified regardless of size and all you have to do is make your yard wildlife friendly by providing 4 basic elements:
Four Basic Elements for Your Yard
Once you have provided these 4 elements, fill out the Habitat Certification Application. You can find this online: [www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife] or we can provide you with one to mail in.
When you have completed the application, you mail it along with $20 to the NWF.
Once we get 50 homes certified, SWNA can proceed with the neighborhood certification.
Why Do We Want To Do This?
Some neighbors might wonder why this is worthwhile. Here's a few reasons we believe it is:
Want to volunteer or keep up to date with our Wilderness Habitat Project? Sign up for our new group here.
Check back as we continue to add information about this exciting project to our website.