Stono Ferry is a gated community within the town of Hollywood, South Carolina. It has a privately-owned golf course that is open to the public. The community also has a privately owned equestrian center. An Amenity Field consisting of several acres includes a Steeplechase course. There are approximately 325 single-family homes and 80 townhomes. The community borders the Intra-Coastal Waterway on the Stono River and has 4 ponds, as well as centuries-old Live Oaks.
Newcastle is a "young" City with a rich historical heritage. For people looking for an active, balanced lifestyle, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. In Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, and commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to live close to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation. The town has 40 acres of parks and more than seven miles of hiking trails, and is right next to the 3,100 acres of Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
At over 2,000ft of elevation and with a population of 89,000, Asheville teems with wildlife and wild people that play in the mountains as well as the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers and study at UNC-Asheville and Warren Wilson College. Asheville is not only boasts vibrant art and outdoor cultures, but it is also a wildlife mecca -home to the Biltmore Estate (the largest private residence in the US), the NC Arboretum, The WNC Nature Center and the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests that contain over one million acres of public land. Western North Carolina is the salamander capital of the world, and the mountains offer plentiful habitat for bears, foxes, raccoons and hundreds of species of flora and fauna. We are a loving community of truly wild life. http://www.ashevillenc.gov
Topanga is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Los Angeles County, California. Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, the community exists in Topanga Canyon and the surrounding hills. The narrow southern portion of Topanga at the coast is between the city of Malibu and the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades. As of the 2020 census the population of the Topanga CDP was officially 8,560. The Topanga community is known for its environmental commitment and dedication to many wildlife-supporting causes and initiatives, including an effort to get Caltrans to stop using herbicides along our roadsides. History Topanga is the name given to the area by the Native American indigenous Tongva tribe and means "where the mountain meets the sea" and "a place above." The name in the Tongva language, Topaa'nga, has a root topaa'- that likely comes from the Chumash language. In the 1920s, Topanga Canyon became a weekend getaway for Hollywood stars with several cottages built for that purpose. The rolling hills and ample vegetation served to provide both privacy and attractive surroundings for the rich and famous. During the 1960s, Topanga Canyon became a magnet to many new artists. This bohemian tradition continues to this day.
“America’s First Family of Beekeeping” lives in Medina, the Root family. Our history is rich with beekeepers because A. I. Root sold beekeeping supplies since 1869. Mr. Amos Ives Root didn’t know that his legacy would live on for so many centuries with his family business, A. I. Root Candle Company and Bee Culture magazine. They host Pollinator Day in July at A. I. Root's gardens for tours and displays. Medina Beekeepers Association has over 350 members. Medina County has a bit of everything from rolling to flat land, from urban to rural communities. (20% suburbs and urban areas, 25% cropland - corn, soybeans, wheat & hay, 35% forest, 4% water - ponds, lakes, reservoirs, wetlands, rivers and streams, 16% other such as parks, recreation areas, campgrounds, schools, ball fields and shopping areas) Please visit: http://www.co.medina.oh.us/
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.
Camano Island, WA
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.
Coconut Creek, FL
Coconut Creek is a rapidly growing suburb of Ft. Lauderdale with 16% of its acreage set aside as parks or other natural areas. The city is the Butterfly Capital of the World, and is home to Butterfly World, the world's largest butterfly aviary. Butterfly gardens have been planted at the town hall, in town parks and at several schools in the city. Annual events include the Butterfly Festival, the 5K Butterfly Run, the Arbor Day Tree and Butterfly Plant Give Away and the Butterfly Parade. Even the new high school is named Monarch High.
Although perhaps best known to visitors as the home of the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery, Arlington has maintained high quality residential neighborhoods, while supporting continued managed growth. Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment led the efforts for Arlington's certification. The group sponsored an 8-month-long contest between Arlington's neighborhoods. The neighborhood that had the most certifications won a dinner for 30 at a popular Lebanese restaurant. For more information, please go towww.arlingtonenvironment.org/programs/wildlifehabitat/index.htm
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Broward County "Between Sawgrass and Seagrass" Broward County Resilient Environment Department, NatureScape Broward, municipal partners and residents are committed to protecting America's Everglades, our abundant water resources, wildlife and the ecological integrity of our urban area. We build equitable Florida-friendly landscapes that conserve water resources and provide wildlife habitat. Broward County tied with Arlington County to be the first two counties in the nation certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.