National Wildlife Federation Certification

The City of Pembroke Pines has been certified as National Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org). To maintain this certification, the City needs residents, businesses and educational facilities to certify their properties as wildlife habitats.  As of August 2018; 103 homes, 33 government properties, three businesses and 36 educational facilities have registered as wildlife habitats. NWF Certified Home

Whether you have a single family home, a condominium balcony, HOA common area or a 5 acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts wildlife and certify your home as a Wildlife Habitat. Creating a wildlife habitat garden to attract birds, butterflies, and other neighborhood wildlife is fun, rewarding, and makes a big difference. It’s easier than you might think. 

Here is what your wildlife garden should include:

  1. Provide Food: Native plants provide food eaten by a variety of wildlife. Feeders can supplement natural food sources. 
  2. Provide Water: All animals need water to survive, and some need it for bathing or breeding as well. 
  3. Create Cover: Wildlife need places to take shelter from bad weather and places to hide from predators or hunt for prey. 
  4. Give Wildlife a Place to Raise Young: Wildlife need resources to reproduce, and to protect and nourish their young. 
  5. Sustainable Practices: Maintain your yard or garden in natural ways to ensure soil, air, and water stay healthy and clean.