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Re: NWF habitat certification

You might be surprised.  The minimum requirement is only that you have or
provide in some way food, shelter, and
water - if we all waited until the reality equaled the vision there wouldn't
be anyone in the program.

If you have lots of wildlife, any kind, then your yard already has
attributes making it a backyard habitat (the critters think so) - you should
get your property certified and be counted as part of the group!

Maryland zone 6

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <EvaTEsq@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] NWF habitat certification

> My yard is not quite ready either.  I have alot of wildlife though and I
> always try to keep it wildlife friendly.
> My newest guest is a rabbit.  Somehow he has managed to avoid Max!  LOL  I
> saw him several times over the summer and throughout the winter, I have
seen his
> footprints & droppings all over the yard!  I'm so psyched!
> Eva
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 6/7
> "We don't do enough to exploit renewable energy resources."
> Me
> In a message dated 1/25/2004 7:35:45 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> justme@prairieinet.net writes:
> This yard is not yet ready for NWF habitat certification... although you
> couldn't prove it by all the wildlife that lives here.. :) Some of my
> previous homes were registered, haven't even applied for this one yet.
> They approached me about committing to this stewardship program due to
> my volunteer work at the nature center. Think about it before contacting
> them, cause once you do, they will bug you to death till you do it. I
> just didn't have the time to devote to it, still don't. Maybe when I
> retire as it appears to be a worthwhile contribution to some standards.
> To get involved in NWF's volunteer programs, email
> habitatstewards@nwf.org or habitatambassadors@nwf.org, or call
> 1-800-822-9919, ext. 6519.
> http://www.nwf.org/volunteer/becomeavolunteer.cfm
> Donna
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