Through National Wildlife Federation (NWF) habitat certification and community education about the importance of maintaining wildlife habitats and sustainable gardening practices, Johns Creek is preserving its environment and emphasizing the natural beauty of our new city, sustaining these wonders for future generations to enjoy. Residents can learn how to garden in a way that is wildlife friendly and utilizes native plants in their home landscaping. The project encourages residents to certify their homes, businesses, and schools with NWF to help establish wildlife habitats throughout the community. In addition, the certification process will hopefully influence surrounding cities to certify their community as well.          

The Johns Creek Community Wildlife Habitat Project has certified Johns Creek, Georgia as a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat - the 60th community in the U.S. and 2nd in Georgia. The Community Wildlife Habitat Program strives to provide habitat for wildlife throughout the Johns Creek community – in individual backyards, on school grounds, and in public areas such as parks, community gardens, places of worship, and businesses. The project encourages residents to make it a priority to provide habitat for wildlife by providing the four basic elements wildlife need: food, water, cover, and places to raise young. In addition to the habitat elements, this project also is educating Johns Creek residents about sustainable gardening practices such as conserving water, planting native plants, removing invasive plants, and composting. Johns Creek’s Community Wildlife Habitat project is organized by a team of people called the Wildlife Team who help certify the city and hold workshops about gardening for wildlife and planting native plants as well as organizing community events such as Earth Day programs. 

For information about the project and how you can participate, please email us at jcwildlife@gmail.com. To sign up for email updates, please click here.

To learn more about backyard wildlife habitats and how to certify your backyard, please click on the sign below.



 
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