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Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village

Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village is a predominantly middle-class urban eco-village that was established in 2004. The single family framed houses were built in the early 1900's and are almost exclusively owner-occupied. The homes are surrounded by greenspace, including a large cemetery and a wooded nature preserve. The eco-village's mission statement says that it "seeks to be an ecologically responsible community, sharing ideas, resources and a reverence for the Earth". In 2009, residents started an Urban Farm, complete with a greenhouses and they now offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for sale during the harvest season."

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Cincinnatti, OH 45205
Population: 450
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Evanston

Founded in 1863 on Lake Michigan beaches, oak ridges, and marshes, and a segment of the "Great Woods" to the northwest, Evanston now has lakefront beaches both wild and cultivated; the North Shore channel, an artificial waterway with a wooded riparian strip, and a small forest preserve that contains a remnant of the Big Woods and is surrounded by neighborhoods dominated by oaks. These natural features are potential corridors linking Evanston habitats to the City of Chicago and North Shore communities. Evanston is well positioned to support the abundant wildlife that concentrates near the lakefront during migration: over 200 land bird species of which 55 are of special conservation concern, as well as monarch butterflies, green darner and wandering glider dragonflies. Apart from backyard habitats, the city is home to a forested swamp preserve, arboretum and a lakefront bird sanctuary. Strongly committed to sustainable living, Evanston has an engaged community of naturalists, birders, gardeners, and local groups focused on reducing greenhouse gases. Evanston signed the United States Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement in 2006 and set goals to reduce the city's carbon footprint. Since then, the City has reduced electricity usage by 25 percent since 2005, exceeding its Climate Action Plan Goals, and aggregated citywide utility negotiations and purchased 100 percent renewable electricity for residents and small businesses. Evanston was named 2015 Fund Earth Hour City Capital by World Wildlife Fund, and is one of only two US cities to achieve a 4 star rating (out of five stars) from STAR Communities, based on seven categories measuring economic, environmental and social factors. The Arbor Day Foundation has designated Evanston a Tree City every year since 1984.

Type : City or Town
Evanston, IL 60202
Population: 75570
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Evansville / Vanderburgh County

Evansville has a long and rich history, with evidence of people living at sites in and around Evansville for over a thousand years! The city has a rich German heritage brought by immigrants in the 1800s, and continues to celebrate Germania Maennerchor Volksfest each August. Evansville was named one of 100 Best Communities for Young People in 2005, is home to the oldest operating library in Indiana which opened in 1885, and has several natural areas such as Eagle Slough and Harmonie State Park. In August 2016, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke took the Mayors' Monarch Pledge. One month later we took the Community Wildlife Habitat Pledge for Vanderburgh County, sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. We have many partners in our habitat pledge work: the Master Gardeners, Wesselman Nature Society, the Vanderburgh County Soil and Water District, the Natural Resources Conservation Services, the local Creation Care organization, and of course the Indiana Wildlife Federation. We also have support from the local media, some local plant retailers, and both the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana. Last year, we collaborated with our partners and the Clean Water Indiana Grant to assist in planting nearly 50 acres of pollinator seeds, which include native milkweed and nectar plants for Monarch butterflies.

Type : County
Evansville, IN 47720
Population: 150000
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Ewing Township

The Township of Ewing was officially established in 1834 and today covers an area of 15.6 square miles. The average elevation is 125’. It is in Mercer County, in the heart of central New Jersey, midway between Philadelphia and New York. The Township is approximately 35 miles from Philadelphia and about 60 miles from New York City. It is a first-ring suburb of Trenton, New Jersey’s capital city, directly to its south. The Delaware River forms the western boundary. The town boasts a rich colonial history – George Washington marched his troops through town on his way to his victory in Trenton - commemorated with the Washington Victory Trail. It also has a proud industrial history, including significant contributions to the WWII war effort building fighter planes at the former GM plant on Parkway Ave. Most of the land within the Township is occupied by residential development or industrial or commercial facilities. We have approximately 630 acres of municipal, county and state preserved open space. Township officials are actively engaged in planning for the future with a new town center about to be built at the former GM site. Ewing Township strives to incorporate principles of sustainability in its actions and initiatives to create a community that leaves our town a better place for future generations to come. The community is a very active participant in the Sustainable Jersey program. (www.sustainablejersey.com) and was awarded a Bronze Level Certification in 2013, Silver Level Certification in 2016 and a 2016 Sustainability Champion award in the medium municipality category (population between 5,000 –39,999). The award is for receiving the highest number of points in this population category. The Ewing Township Community Wildlife Team includes members of its Green Team, Environmental Commission, as well as members of the public.

Type : City or Town
Ewing, NJ 08638
Population: 35790
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Fairfax County

Fairfax County is a large, diverse county in northern Virginia with a budget larger than four states. It has the twelfth largest school system in the country and is home to George Mason University, Marymount University and Northern Virginia Community College. With nearly 400 parks, the Fairfax County Park Authority cares for 9% of the county land, which comprises over 23,500 acres. The Community Wildlife Habitat team consists of Fairfax County Park Authority staff, a member of the county Board of Supervisors, the director of the Fairfax County Park Foundation, as well as members of the “Friends” groups of various nature centers in the county.

Type : County
Annandale, VA 22003
Population: 1056000
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Fayetteville

Fayetteville is the third largest city in Arkansas and is the county seat of Washington County. It is a progressive, green, outdoor-loving community and is home to the University of Arkansas. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville is best characterized by its extensive trail system, historic downtown square, farmers markets, arts, and “Keep Fayetteville Funky” advocates. Arkansas’ most extensive entertainment district is located on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. In 2009, Fayetteville received a Volunteer Community of the Year Award from the Arkansas Department of Human Services. In 2007, it was ranked eighth in Forbes Magazine’s Top 10 Best Places in America for Business and Careers.

Type : City or Town
Fayetteville| , AR 72701
Population: 73000
Registered

Fennel Creek (Bonney Lake)

An east Pierce County community with stunning views of Mt. Rainer, Lake Tapps, Lake Debra Jane and Bonney Lake is a growing community along HWY 410 and the historic Naches Trail. The community of Bonney Lake is known for its historical and natural beauty including the watershed of Fennel Creek for which the team has named their project for Community Wildlife Habitat certification. Fennel Creek Watershed is the largest of eight tributaries in the Mid-Puyallup River basin and home to Victor Falls, largest waterfall near the Puget Sound.

Type : City or Town
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Population: 17300
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Fidalgo Island/Anacortes

The Fidalgo Island/Anacortes community is comprised of three areas: rural Fidalgo in the south, the City of Anacortes in the north and the Swinomish tribal lands in the east. Fidalgo Island has numerous lakes, wetlands and streams; 1,300 foot Mt. Erie; more than 40 miles of saltwater coastline; and many state, county and city parks. Deception Pass State Park alone is 1,170 acres and there are 2,800 acres of Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Most of the parklands are dense coniferous forests. Species of concern include chinook and coho salmon, bald eagles, goldeneye buffleheads and wood ducks.

Type : City or Town
Anacortes, WA 98221
Population: 21000
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Fidalgo Island/Anacortes

Type : City or Town
Anacortes, WA 98221
Population: 21000
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Forest Heights Neighborhood

The Forest Heights Neighborhood is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and is surrounded by the concurrent Interstates 40 and 75 to the north, Highland Memorial Cemetery to the west, the Pond Gap community to the East, and Sutherland Avenue, paralleled by 1897 feet of Greenway, to the south. The neighborhood is comprised of 218 properties on 89.7acres. The oldest parts of the neighborhood along Forest Hills Boulevard have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Forest Hills Boulevard Historic District. The neighborhood was initially constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, though most of the current houses date to after World War II. The early development of Forest Heights was influenced by the rise of automobile travel. The neighborhood was annexed by the city of Knoxville in 1960. On the south end of the neighborhood, there is a 0.8-acre park which is owned by the City of Knoxville and maintained by the Knoxville Public Works Department and Forest Heights neighbors. The park features a paved walking loop, picnic tables, and play equipment buffered by native plants and shrubs.

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Knoxville, TN 37919
Population: 498

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