Registered

Calabasas

The City of Calabasas is the gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in northern Los Angeles County. The city’s name originates from the Spanish word for pumpkin or wild gourd. Calabasas is a leader in environmental stewardship by adopting such ordinances that require mobile car wash businesses to prevent pollutants from entering the storm drain system, banning retail food establishments from using polystyrene in food-packaging materials, and banning single use plastic grocery bags. Calabasas is the first city in the nation to ban smoking in public places. The city has won multiple America in Bloom awards for its beautiful landscaping, environmental efforts, and historic preservation. It is also recognized as one of the top 20 safest cities in California.

Type : City or Town
Calabasas, CA 91302
Population: 24153
Registered

Callahan

The town of Callahan, Florida is located near the Florida and Georgia border in the Northeast most section of the state (20 minutes north of Jacksonville). The town was named for Daniel Callahan, who helped build a railroad here in 1854. The community of 1200 individuals celebrates it’s motto -“crossroads to the future”. The community is composed of over 300 family homes, 100 apartments, six schools and about 60 businesses which the local 4-H club who is spearheading the Callahan Community Wildlife Habitat certification project will work on getting certified over the next three years.

Type : City or Town
Callahan, FL 32011
Population: 1200
Certified

Callawassie Island

Callawassie Island is part of South Carolina's Low Country. It is a sea island, protected from the Atlantic by the larger barrier island, Hilton Head Island. Callawassie Island is a gated community, surrounded by marshes teeming with shorebirds. Inland lagoons are inhabited by American alligators, bald eagles nest in residents' trees and wood storks can be seen on the golf course. The island's Ecology Committee led the efforts for certification and is responsible for many educational and community-wide efforts on behalf of wildlife.

Type : City or Town
Okatie, SC 29909-4255
Population: 800
Certified

Camano Island

As an island in Puget Sound, Camano Island affords breathtaking views of the surrounding waterways, and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. It is a year-round home to commuters and retirees alike, as well a summer home to "snowbirds." The dominant ecosystem is upland coniferous forest. The habitat team certified both of the island's state parks and several of its nature preserves. Although 175 certification points were required, the habitat team insisted on sticking with their original goal of 500 certifications, which they achieved in time for the ceremony. For more information, visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

Type : City or Town
Camano Island, WA 98282
Population: 13347
Certified

Centerra

Centerra, an award‐winning 3,000‐acre master‐planned community located in Loveland at the heart of Northern Colorado, is a McWHINNEY development that was built on the belief that nature provides the perfect balance to urban planning. As a community designed to enhance all aspects of life, Centerra integrates neighborhoods with recreation, art, shopping and dining, business opportunities and medical services. Centerra offers Northern Colorado’s first lifestyle center, The Promenade Shops at Centerra; UCHealth - Medical Center of The Rockies, a state‐of‐the‐art 166 bed LEED gold‐certified regional hospital; and The Marketplace at Centerra, one of Northern Colorado’s largest contiguous power shopping centers. This unique community is also home to High Plains Environmental Center, which oversees 275 acres of wetlands, open space and reservoirs within Centerra, and Chapungu Sculpture Park, a 26-acre park with more than 80 stone sculptures throughout. In 2018, Centerra registered as the first National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Community Wildlife Habitat in Colorado. Named Development of the Year by the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Colorado Chapter, Centerra embodies McWHINNEY’s purpose of creating great places and fabled experiences for people. For additional information, visit www.centerra.com.

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Loveland, CO 80538
Population: 3927
Certified

Chamblee

Located just 14 miles from downtown Atlanta, Chamblee is a vibrant city with a diverse community and international flair. It began as a small rail town, and was formally incorporated in 1908. After World War II, the General Motors plant in neighboring Doraville brought growth in the city’s blue-collar industries, bringing in new residents. By the 1980s, much of the city’s industrial base had downsized, but the city experienced a growth in its immigrant and refugee population partially due to its stock of affordable housing.Through significant downtown development and multiple annexations during the 2010s, the City has grown to more than seven square miles with 29,000 residents. Chamblee is split between two watersheds, Nancy Creek and the North Fork of Peachtree Creek, located in the Upper Chattahoochee watershed. The watershed is part of the Chattahoochee River Basin, the primary drinking water source for DeKalb County. There are a variety of greenspaces across the city, including nine parks totaling 87 acres. To learn more about all sustainability initiatives the City is undertaking visit us at: https://www.chambleega.com/497/Sustainability.

Type : City or Town
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341-2450
Population: 2000
Certified

Charlotte

With one of the best tree canopies in the US, the city of Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and 15th largest in the US. Charlotte is proud to be one of the top ten cities for wildlife as noted by the National Wildlife Federation. As the second largest financial center in the United States, it is a diverse community of people from every corner of the world. The city is just three hours from the Atlantic and two hours from some of the oldest mountains on the planet - the Blue Ridge Mountains. While hosting 325 of the Fortune 500 companies, Charlotte has abundant green spaces, including over 256 miles of trails, 17,000 acres of parks, 21 nature preserves and nearly 50 miles of greenways offering a host of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and observing flora and fauna. There's even a public campground in a 1,132 acre nature preserve. Charlotte has many areas of protected lands as part of the Central Carolinas Biodiversity Trail including rare Piedmont prairies and important wetlands. Charlotte demonstrates a working balance between economic development and preserving natural and quality green space for wildlife as well as expanding tree canopy. Charlotte Wildlife Stewards, the Charlotte Chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation certified the city in 2015, and offers free nature related community programs and events throughout the year. (We were formerly known as CROWN). Our webpage is one of the city’s top go-to resources for local and regional environmental information. Currently, the city has over 1,325 certified wildlife habitats. Visit our website: www.Charlottewildlife.org

Type : City or Town
CHARLOTTE, NC 28075
Population: 867050
Registered

Cherry Hill Township, NJ

Cherry Hill has long been a leader in municipal sustainability in New Jersey. A Sustainable Jersey Silver Certified Community since 2010, Cherry Hill was among the first towns in the state to adopt its own municipal sustainability plan. Our trail system includes 11 trails throughout the township including woodland, meadow and marshlands. In April of 2020, the Cherry Hill Environmental Board launched our initiative to become a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat Community. We would like to urge our residents to consider helping us to reach this goal by registering their own backyard or balcony as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat.

Type : City or Town
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Population: 71009
Certified

Chesterfield

A suburb of St. Louis, Chesterfield is filled with people who are passionate about wildlife, native plants and a healthy environment. The habitat team's anchor project was to establish a native tallgrass prairie on the site of the homestead of former Missouri Governor Bates at Faust County Park. This site was later designated the state's first "Grow Native" demonstration garden. Chesterfield now has native flora in its road medians, native landscaping at City Hall and a butterfly garden at Central Park. The city hosts a Tree, Earth and Arbor Day celebration every April.

Type : City or Town
chesterfield, MO 63017
Population: 47000
Registered

Cheyenne West Edge District

Cheyenne is located in Laramie County in the Southeastern corner in Wyoming. Average precipitation in this part of the state is 15” to 16” per year. Our Community Habitat area is in an urban neighborhood located west/northwest of Cheyenne’s core downtown and is in the area known as The West Edge District. In this part of the city, the majority of storm water run-off is directed to underground pipes where the water and its contaminants are flushed directly into Crow Creek, which borders the western edge of the project area. This Community Habitat project is the first in the state of Wyoming. We hope it will illustrate how creative landscaping (i.e. utilizing native plantings, rain gardens etc.) can increase wildlife habitat, while decreasing storm-water run-off flowing into the Crow Creek, and decreasing the need for supplemental irrigation.

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Population: 1121

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