The National Wildlife Federation's

Sacred Grounds

Sacred Grounds™ is a National Wildlife Federation Garden for Wildlife™ program that recognizes congregations, houses of worship, and faith communities in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions, who both create wildlife habitat and actively link faith practices and caring for the environment.

Congregation outside

We work with local partners in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions to assist houses of worship and their communities with project planning and technical expertise to increase native plant habitats and gardens. Workshops and convenings contribute to the development of networks of faith communities to build participation in houses of worship and beyond, ultimately improving the health of both wildlife and people.

Sacred Grounds Toledo and Detroit

Sacred Grounds participants share the work they are doing and the impact it is having in their communities.

Contact Us

General Information:

Manja Holland, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Education
Great Lakes Regional Center
(734) 887-7111

Detroit, MI:

Tiffany Carey
Habitat and Education Coordinator
Great Lakes Regional Center
(734) 887-7118


Natalie Cohen
Conservation Programs Coordinator
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center
(443) 759-3402


Swamp Milkweed: Tom Potterfield

Native Plants:

Native plants will thrive in the soils, moisture, and weather of your region.

Bronze Frog: Julia Bartosh

GFW Resources:

Use our Garden for Wildlife Resources to help build your wildlife habitat today.