Friday, November 11, 2011

More Wildlife Habitats in Sammamish

As of November 2011, our grand total of certified wildlife habitats in Sammamish consisted of:

195 homes
9 schools
8 City Parks
5 Sammamish Plateau Water District sites
4 Farms
1 Church

Many thanks to you all for helping us reaching this community goal!!

Our new challenge for Sammamish is to have all public and private shools become certified wildlife habitats by the end of 2012!!! Up for the challenge? Check out all the information and educator resources available to help you create and use a certified Schoolyard Wildlife
Habitat as an outdoor classroom!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Celebrating Sammamish becoming a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat


On March 4th 2011, Sammamish officially became a certified Community Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation, and became the 51st community in the nation and the 12th in Washington state to have been awarded this certification!

Congratulations and many thanks to everyone who participated in this community project and helped make this goal a reality!

At the time of certification, our community had certified the following areas as wildlife habitats:
- 160 residences
- 4 farms
- 1 church
- 8 schools
- 8 City Parks
- and the Sammamish Plateau Water & Sewer District Office and 4 well sites.

Our goal is to continue to encourage Sammamish residents and businesses to create additional wildlife habitats and to provide valuable educational opportunities in our community. So, stay tuned for future announcements.

Many thanks also go to our energetic and enthusiastic Habitat Team members - Hank Klein, Pauline Cantor, Dawn Sanders, Jan Bird, Stan Wood, Katya May, and Elaine McEnery (Habitat Team Leader).

We welcome anyone who is passionate about our local wildlife and environment to join our volunteer Habitat Team!