Moorestown has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program to become healthier, greener and more wildlife friendly by committing to the creation of wildlife habitats in the community and educating and engaging residents.
“By joining the National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program, Moorestown is sending a clear and powerful message to communities all over America that people working together can create healthy habitats and healthy communities and make a difference in their own community and beyond,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior director of Community Wildlife.
“Moorestown is blessed with hundreds of acres of beautiful, natural spaces and many residents who are devoted to protecting and preserving the environment,” said Mayor Nicole Gillespie. “Joining the Community Wildlife Habitat program is an important step for us, and we are excited about bringing residents together to recognize how far we’ve come and map out steps we can all take to continue this critical work.”
To become certified as a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat, Moorestown is calling on residents to certify their own properties at NWF.org/Certify and learn how to support a wildlife-friendly community.
“Visitors to the Moorestown library, town hall and the recreation center can consult a Garden for Wildlife binder containing checklists, applications and multiple copies of fact sheets about the program,” said Diane Cairoli, team leader of Moorestown’s Community Wildlife Habitat Project. “These binders are being kept on the shelving adjacent to the reference/adult services desk in the library, on the table in the foyer of town hall and on the main table in the lobby of the North Church Street Recreation Center.”
“Those interested in certifying their properties as wildlife habitats are encouraged to help themselves to these binders’ contents.”
For more information about the National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat network, visit www.nwf.org/community. For more National Wildlife Federation news, visit www.nwf.org/news.