National Wildlife Federation Volunteers to Assist Public in Making Their Backyard a Wildlife Habitat

Cleveland, OH – The National Wildlife Federation has recently awarded 13 adult volunteers the status of Habitat Stewards. These dedicated volunteers have worked through 25 hours of training in the Habitat Stewards program and are ready to serve as mentors in their communities, working to help residents in their communities transform their schools, worksites and backyards into wildlife habitats.

The Habitat Stewards training, locally hosted by the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, covers subjects such as birds, landscaping for wildlife, going native in the garden, water features, the current status of wildlife habitat in our country, and even touches on site planning and habitat design. The Stewards learn about the intricacies of plant and animal relationships, and how they can share their knowledge with others.

Habitat Stewards is a branch of the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program. The program, designed to connect people and wildlife, provides a means by which individuals can take personal action in transforming their own yards into a wildlife habitat. If you are interested in learning more about wildlife habitats, please go to, or for information about local volunteers and volunteer opportunities, contact the NWF volunteer team at, 1-800-247-7387 x6177 or contact Albin Weiler at National Wildlife Federation works to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.
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Volume 4, Issue 2, Posted 10:12 AM, 01.14.2008