National Wildlife Federation Certification

The City of Pembroke Pines has been certified as National Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation ( 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.