Certified

Audubon Park Garden District

The Audubon Park Garden District is an award winning shopping and dining ecodistrict in Orlando, Florida. Situated north of downtown Orlando, between Leu Gardens and Blue Jacket Park, the APGD is home to some of Central Florida's most loved brewpubs, dining, shopping and entertainment. Named a Great American Main Street Award Winner for 2016, the APGD is also home to a variety of events including Kidsfest, wine walks, outdoor festivals, the Retro Modern Home Tour and the APGD Garden Tour. In addition to great activities, the APGD is also working with the City of Orlando to become Florida's first ecodistrict. The ecodistrict initiative includes planting a biodiverse urban forest in the community; creating an urban bird sanctuary at Song Bird Park; creating the first bicycle powered composting service in the United States; creating Fleet Farms - a program that turns front lawns into organic farmlettes that are then harvested and sent to local markets via bicycle; and a host of other sustainability projects aimed at protecting the environment, while also fostering small businesses. The goal of the APGD is to create the most economically, environmentally and socially sustainable community in Florida.

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Orlando, FL 32803
Population: 4000
Certified

Austin

In March 2007, the City of Austin passed a council resolution to obtain National Wildlife Federation (NWF) community level certification. On March 12, 2009 Austin realized that goal and was recognized as a certified community during the Community Wildlife Habitat Certification Ceremony. To date, the City of Austin has 2,154 certified wildlife habitats and the number is steadily increasing.

Type : City or Town
Austin, TX 78701
Population: 735000
Certified

Baltimore

Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and the 24th largest city in the country. It is located along the tidal portion of the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. Dubbed "Charm City", Baltimore is a colorful, diverse city known for its beautiful harbor and distinct neighborhoods. Baltimore's project is being led by representatives from a group of organizations, including the city's Office of Sustainability, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Baltimore City Public Schools, Blue Water Baltimore, Audubon of Maryland and DC, the Parks and People Foundation, Reservoir Hill Improvement Council and NWF's Maryland affiliate, the National Aquarium. The primary goal of the project is to restore natural habitat to benefit both wildlife and the local water quality.

Type : City or Town
Baltimore, MD 21060
Population: 621000
Registered

Bay Springs

The City of Bay Springs Mississippi is "Some Place Special" with Gazebos, water fountains and floral gardens located throughout the city. Originally settled in the late 1800s for the timber, it was officially registered as the City of Bay Springs in 1904 due to Rail Road construction. The name derives from the beauty of the Bay Trees that flourished in the city and for the natural Artesian Springs flowing from the trunks of the trees. Today, the city gazebo stands where the Bay Trees were, with the same historical Artesian Springs flowing from a fountain. Surrounding the gazebo are several botanical rose gardens. The City of Bay Springs is known for its gardens and beauty, and also hosts several annual events which attract both locals and visitors alike. Bay Fest is an annual event, usually the last weekend in May, which lasts for three days with entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and food vendors. More recently, the Hammerhead 500 draws a large crowd of spectators who gather to watch participants of all ages race from atop the old brick street downtown in handmade or sponsored derby cars. Sponsored by the Bay Springs Chamber of Commerce and supported by local businesses, the Hammerhead 500 has grown to be a highly anticipated occasion with spectacular prizes and a fun atmosphere. There is also the annual Fourth of July Glow 5k Fun run hosted by the Bay Springs Medical Clinic to benefit the Seth Harris Childhood Cancer Foundation. Other attractions to Bay Springs are the many worship venues and restaurants with food ranging from good old fashioned southern cooking to Mexican. The City is proud of the three major parks located in Bay Springs - Smith Park, NECO Park and City Hall Park. Many events are held at Smith Park which displays a lovely water fountain surrounded by flowers and also has a stage for outdoor concerts. NECO Park has a splash pad, walking track and play ground for all to enjoy. The City Hall Park is one of the oldest parks canopied by large Pine and Oak trees. Here, you will enjoy a play ground, walking area, gazebo, and newly planted butterfly gardens. The Bay Springs Monarch Fiesta Project has three of the four butterfly gardens located at The City Hall Park.

Type : City or Town
Bay Springs, MS 39422
Population: 1728
Registered

Beavercreek

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Type : City or Town
Beavercreek, OH 45434
Population: 47391
Certified

Bellingham

Bellingham is a small city located on Puget Sound that is the county seat of Whatcom County. It has an active port, which supports fishing, shipping and other industry. The citizens of Bellingham have a strong interest in their parks and green spaces, voting three times to tax themselves to purchase land for this purpose. East of Bellingham are the North Cascades Mountains, including volcanic Mt. Baker. Species of concern include chinook and coho salmon, western pond turtles and marbled murrelets. Check out the City of Bellingham's Landscaping for Wildlife web page for a brief history of Bellhingham's certification and local resources on how to certify your yard, schoolyard or business landscaping: https://www.cob.org/gov/public/volunteer/parks/Pages/landscaping.aspx

Type : City or Town
Bellingham, WA 98225
Population: 72000
Certified

Bethlehem

Bethlehem, also sometimes known as the Christmas City, was founded by Moravians on Christmas Eve, 1741. The city lies in the center of the Lehigh Valley and is the sixth largest city in Pennsylvania. It has a rich industrial history and is in a region rich in natural resources. In 2006, Money magazine listed Bethlehem among the top 100 best places to live. Members of the city's Environmental Advisory Council serve on the Community Wildlife Habitat team.

Type : City or Town
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Population: 72500
Registered

Billings

Nestled between the meandering Yellowstone River the rugged sandstone rimrocks, Billings has a combination of unique climatic, cultural, and ecological characteristics. It is the largest city in Montana, but maintains a friendly small-town feel. Known as Montana’s Trailhead, Billings is the regional hub for commerce, shopping, dining, and attractions. For those wishing to escape the bustle of daily life, the breathtaking landscape provides a quiet solitude and numerous recreational opportunities. The rolling plains, breaks, and rough stony buttes covered in open ponderosa pine forests or savanna are critical habitats for native plant and animal species. As a continued commitment to education, protection, and restoration of the land, Billings registered as a Community Wildlife Habitat in October, 2018.

Type : City or Town
Billings, MT 59101
Population: 110323
Certified

Bloomington

The city of Bloomington lies in Monroe County, home to the Hoosier National Forest and the Morgan-Monroe State Forest. The forests are comprised of Mesic hardwoods and all of the lakes are man-made. Bloomington's project is being led by the Center for Sustainable Living, a non-profit group that is concerned with the human ecological footprint. Their goal is to foster a biologically diverse, healthy and sustainable city. For more information visit - www.simplycsl.org.

Type : City or Town
Bloomington, IN 47401
Population: 70000
Registered

Bluewater Bay

Bluewater Bay is an unincorporated residential and golf resort community located between Niceville and Destin in Okaloosa County, Florida, on the north shore of beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay, along Northwest Florida’s “Emerald Coast”. Sandwiched in between the Bay and the massive Eglin Air Force Base Range, which is largely wilderness, Bluewater is teaming with every sort of wildlife imaginable – marine, birds, mammals, reptiles, and on and on. Our community has 70 miles of paved roads, 19 manmade lakes and/or ponds, wildlife sanctuaries, nature trails, private community parks, sports and recreation facilities, greenbelt areas, and 7 miles of biking/hiking trails.

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Niceville, FL 32578
Population: 9990

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