|Information About Climate Change
|Climate change is a major concern. Greenhouse gases, resulting from human activity, are accumulating at an unprecedented rate. Research has shown that Florida releases more of these gases than any other state in the nation.
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Do you have room for this Screech Owl in your backyard?
The City of Coral Springs is working towards becoming one of the few cities in the nation to be recognized as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). This truly is a community effort and requires the help of many people to be sucessful. One of the most important aspects of this certification process is to have 300 single family homes certified as Backyard Habitats by the NWF.
Zebra Longwing on Wild Coffee
Starting a Backyard Wildlife Habitat
The City of Coral Springs in concert with the Florida Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation, is offering
all Florida residents an opportunity to take part in the Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Program. The goal is to promote and expand gardening for wildlife in Florida.
Red-Bellied Woodpeckers on a Cabbage Palm
Created in 1973, the nationwide program has certified the gardening efforts of people at over 22,400 sites nationwide, including more than 725 schools, and hundreds of businesses and communities. Florida is one of the fastest growing states in America and our wildlife habitat is shrinking at an alarming rate. Each time a developer replaces undeveloped land with lots for dwellings or commercial activities, creatures that once lived on that land must find other space that will support their needs. In urban areas especially, pockets of terrain suitable for sustaining animal life will help to meliorate this displacement.
Wildlife needs four basic elements: food, water, cover and a place to raise their young. These things can be accomplished on a piece of ground as small as three by eight feet. The method for planning foa and providing these basic elements can be simple and inexpensive, or a s elaborate as the property owner chooses. A Backyard Wildlife Habitat site provide for wildlife the four basic elements needed for survival.
If you have questions regarding the Coral Springs certification program and how you can
get involved, please call 954-344-1117 or visit the National Wildlife Federation website for Backyard Habitat application form at www.nwf.org/backyard.