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!