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Re: NWF habitat certification

There is no number on my certificate. I mean I've got the welcome
letter, and all the other stuff. I noticed it when I was going to order
my sign and they wanted the certificate number. Will have to e-mail NWF
and find out what the problem is, stay tuned. Weird huh?

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 25 Jan 2004 09:33:07 -0500

>This is a great accomplishment - congratulations on all the improvements and
>all the hard work, on achieving end results (happy little critters), and on
>following through to get the certification.  Well done, woman!  I'm curious
>what number you are (which is really to say, how many backyard habitats
>we're up to)?  It's neat to think of all those other backyard sanctuaries!
>NWF has a couple other programs - the habitat steward program and another
>one I can't recall at the moment.  They're buried out on the website (at
>least they were last time I looked, a fair while ago).   Someday I am going
>to manage to do the stewardship certification (it's a volunteer training
>program not unlike the master gardener program but of course with a slightly
>different goal).  My job can require too much travel with too little advance
>notice, so I have difficulty committing to training over the course of even
>a few weeks.  Like many other folks on this list - LOL (or maybe a heavy
>sigh?!!!)   If I remember correctly, the last stewardship training around
>here was something like 3 sessions a week (5-8pm maybe) for 3 weeks, plus 2
>full Saturdays, attendance at all sessions required, then 50 hours volunteer
>work during the next 12 months to be certified.  It's a pretty new program
>and not very widespread yet.
>Again, congrats!!
>Maryland zone6
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Cc: <hodgesaa@islc.net>; <clrobey@aol.com>
>Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 3:49 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] NWF habitat certification
>> Well my friends, it is now official. I have received my certificate from
>> the NWF for my backyard wildlife habitat. Im so pleased. It's not much
>> considering the accomplishments of most of you incredibly talented
>> folks, but I'm happy about it. Consider before I bought this place 8
>> years ago it was a drug house. Awful. Yard was full of broken glass, no
>> fence, no flower beds, no shrubs, concrete clay soil, etc. Pat says all
>> the windows were painted black and there was a non-functioning toilet on
>> the front porch. Lovely. Now, birds, butterflies and little gecko
>> lizards thrive. The gardens are improving every year (provided the
>> drought didn't set me back too far). Just wanted to share my news.
>> :-D
>> --
>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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