Certify Your Greenspace
Join the effort by providing the five habitat elements below at your home, community garden, business, school or place of worship. Download the Garden Certification Walk-through Checklist and view the links below to get started and then certify your habitat to be counted as part of the city's community certification.
All living things need to eat to survive, so food sources are a critical component of wildlife habitat.
All animals need water to survive and some need it for bathing or breeding as well. Frogs may need a small pond, but even small water features help wildlife.
Wildlife need places to take shelter from bad weather and places to hide from predators or hunt for prey. Shrubs, wildflower gardens and rock walls all help to protect wildlife.
Wildlife need resources to protect and nourish their young. Nesting boxes for birds, milkweed for caterpillars, or ponds for frogs all create essential places to safely feed and nurture the next generation of their species.
Maintain your yard or garden in natural ways and limit the use of herbicides and insecticides.