Certified

Harbor Island

Welcome to Harbor Island! Harbor Island Wildlife Gardens, our certified community wildlife habitat, is a barrier island community encompassing various ecosystems. Situated on 2.5 square miles in South Carolina's Lowcountry you will find a maritime strand which supports 6 wading bird rookeries (nesting areas) for ibis, five heron species, and two species of egret. Listen for songbirds on a stroll in the maritime forest hoping to spot a painted bunting. Nesting osprey pairs provide our first signs of spring. Location at the southern end of the ACE Basin estuarine system provides us with a rich supply of seafood; shrimp, crabs, fish and oysters. Our Atlantic Ocean beach/dune system provides nesting for Wilson's plovers (threatened) and American oystercatchers. Migration roosting and feeding habitat for red knots (endangered) and piping plovers (endangered) is also afforded by our beach. Not to be outdone by our birds, horseshoe crabs lay their eggs here by the thousands! These eggs are a vital food source for the red knots. Endangered nesting loggerhead sea turtles are safeguarded through our volunteer community turtle program in conjunction with SCDNR. Watch for other reptiles and amphibians commonly sighted; diamondback terrapins, American alligators, various snakes, frogs, toads and anoles. Many native trees, shrubs and plants provide food, shelter and places to raise young. They also provide a vital support system for our dunes. Our residents are joined by 5 other mammal species, raccoon, otter, mink,deer and dolphin. We are most proud to be an Audubon Important Bird and Biodiversity Area and a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat. Come for a visit, stay for a lifetime.

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
St Helena Island, SC 29920
Population: 150
Certified

Harwich

The town of Harwich, Massachusetts, incorporated in 1694, is located on the warm side of Cape Cod, offering town residents and tourists almost 11 miles of tidal shoreline along Nantucket Sound and Pleasant Bay. The town is made up of seven villages and four harbors as well as numerous freshwater ponds and two scenic river corridors, the Herring River and Muddy Creek. Along with this beautiful and diverse, yet fragile, landscape comes the responsibility of caring for and protecting it, an ongoing commitment of so many Cape Cod residents. The Garden Club of Harwich, founded in 1932 and with currently more than 175 members, cares for 19 public green spaces throughout the Harwiches and champions environmentally-friendly gardening practices. In addition, the Club has established "Earth First" grants for environmental projects in the Harwich schools. Harwich's NWF Community Wildlife Habitat project, "Harwich Habitats 4 Wildlife", initiated by a team from the Garden Club, looks forward to achieving town certification; a endeavor of collaboration with, among others, the town Conservation Commission, the Harwich Conservation Trust, and citizen education and participation.

Type : City or Town
Harwich, MA 02645
Population: 12167
Registered

Hickory Creek

The Town of Hickory Creek is a generous blend of parks and nature trails, bustling subdivisions and family farms, boat ramps and businesses.

Type : City or Town
Hickory Creek, TX 75065
Population: 4735
Certified

High Bridge

High Bridge is a quintessentially American small town conveniently situated midway between New York City and Philadelphia. It was named for a 112 foot high, 1,300 foot long bridge built by the Central Railroad Company across the South Branch of the Raritan River. High Bridge operates under a Borough form of government. The Environmental Commission, with full support of the Borough Council, is leading High Bridge's Habitat project.

Type : City or Town
High Bridge, NJ 08829
Population: 38000
Registered

High Desert Residential Owners Association

Community description coming soon! In the meantime, please visit our HOA website at http://www.highdesertliving.net/highdesertliving/page.html

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Population: 4100
Registered

Hillsville

Hillsville is the county seat of Carroll County and it is in the Blue Ridge Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. Residents and visitors enjoy the many outdoor recreation opportunities, including New River Trail State Park and Devils Den Nature Preserve, where lady slipper orchids grow in the wild. The Community Wildlife Habitat team includes both Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners, as well as the town’s manager. The project is named Hillsville Natural Heritage Project. The Hillsville Flea Market, held twice a year, is the largest flea market east of the Mississippi River.

Type : City or Town
Hillsville, VA 24343
Population: 2700
Certified

Hollywood

Type : City or Town
Hollywood, FL 33020
Population: 143000
Certified

Houston

Houston is known as the “Bayou City” for the 10+ major bayous (slow moving waterways) that traverse the city. These bayous and creeks provide habitat for many species of animals and are important wildlife corridors for the region. Houston was founded in 1836 and is the 4th largest city in the U.S. with 2.2 million people and a land area of over 650 square miles. Houston has been a Tree City USA for 29 years and has a very robust Arbor Day celebration every year. The city is primarily contained within Harris County, SE Texas and contains three important ecoregions - the Gulf Coast Prairies, Coastal Marshes and the East Texas Piney Woods. Seven additional ecoregions surround the Houston area as well, providing a uniquely diverse array of wildlife habitats. This leads to a large diversity in species found in the region, including thousands of birds, butterflies, aquatic fish and wildlife. There are over 800 native plant species found here along with almost 300 bird species identified as Houston sits along one of the major migratory flyways. The diversity of the people in the Houston area rivals the diversity of the flora and fauna as one of the fastest growing cities in the country. More and more residents and visitors are learning to appreciate and enjoy the green space found here. Please visit http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/naturalresources.html

Type : City or Town
Houston, TX 77023
Population: 2200000
Registered

Hunt Club Meadows HOA

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Homer Glen, IL 60451
Population: 0
Registered

Hutto

Type : City or Town
Hutto, TX 78634
Population: 23000

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