The certified team from Mukilteo has merged into the regional team: South Snohomish County. Please visit the page for the South Snohomish County team to learn what we are working on and how to connect.
Willimantic is the downtown city area of the town of Windham in a part of Connecticut known as the “Quiet Corner." The community’s name comes from an Algonquian Indian term for “land of the swift running waters." In the 1800s, the rivers attracted textile factories, including The American Thread Company, which produced the first spool of thread ever made. The town’s historic heritage has been preserved in a Mill Museum, a Railroad Museum, numerous Victorian homes, a 1907 footbridge and many renovated mills. Willimantic is now the home to one of the four state universities and a community college. There is a strong sense of community, as shown by its many festivals and civic organizations, including the Garden Club of Windham, a sponsor of the Community Wildlife Habitat project.
In 2005 Colchester, Connecticut, was named the 57th best place to live in America by Money Magazine. Through its history, Colchester has evolved from an agricultural community to one of early industry and now a rural/suburban community with several family-run farms, a thriving business district and a significant commuter population. Colchester has many natural resources including rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, forests, wetlands, and open space. The project team is focused on activities and education to help people rediscover nature to ensure the ongoing quality of life and environment in their community.
Concord, from the Latin for “harmony”, was founded in 1796 and incorporated in 1806. The City has a long and deep background in supporting conservation. It has been a leader for a number of years in conservation for municipal operations, in creating opportunities for its citizens to be outside, and in supporting the conservation efforts of its citizens through community-based programs and projects. In 2018, the City of Concord was named the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) Municipal Conservationist of the Year! One of Concord’s core values is the environment. Concord’s Mission and Core Values states, “We are concerned about our natural, historic, economic, and aesthetic resources and work to preserve and enhance them for future generations.” Concord’s commitment to the environment and conservation are exemplified in its commitment to being a Community Wildlife Habitat, sign the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, cultivate and maintain a strong partnership with the Concord Wildlife Alliance (the local NCWF chapter), compete annually in the global City Nature Challenge and employ and support the work of a certified environmental educator. In 2021, the Concord WIldlife Alliance, was named the NCWF Chapter of the Year. The City of Concord was designated a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat in April 2015. In November of the same year, then Mayor Scott Padgett signed the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, under which Concord, in partnership with the Concord Wildlife Alliance, exceeded the 3 required actions, completing 12 specific actions to protect the monarch butterfly and other pollinators, including habitat installation, an educational campaign and a change to the commercial development ordinance requiring at least 50% native plants to be used in the landscape. In 2021, The City of Concord, under Mayor Dusch's leadership, recommitted to the Mayor's Monarch Pledge and the City is one of only 126 cities to commit to 8 or more actions. Since 1990, the total population of Concord has grown tremendously to 96,341 people in 2019. Geographically, the City of Concord has expanded from 23 square miles in 1990 to 63.1 square miles in 2018. For more information about the City of Concord and the Concord Wildlife Alliance, visit concordnc.gov and www.concordwildlifealliance.com
Los Alamos, NM
Perched on the sloping shelf of the Pajarito Plateau, halfway between the rift sheltering the Rio Grande and the eroded volcanic peaks of the Jemez Mountains, the community of Los Alamos is surrounded by a 58-mile network of trails and a vertical mile of habitat diversity. This encourages the residents to engage in an active lifestyle, which is closely connected the wide range of plants and animals that exist in and near the town. Recent wildfires and the subsequent erosional events have resulted in a large area of habitat destruction, so habitat creation and preservation is important to the residents here. The NWF Community Wildlife Habitat Team name is “Nurturing Our Wildlife.”
Dublin is a city of around 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is ranked the number one small city in Ohio and is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, thousands of thriving businesses from start-ups to international corporations, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614.410.4400.
This community is now part of the Seattle Community Wildlife Habitat.
Broadlands is a planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, established in 1995. The entire 1500 acres Broadlands community, is designed to flow around Stream Valley Park, has 150 acres of natural wooded trails, wetlands and wildlife preserves providing natural outdoors and recreation opportunities for people of all ages. Nature focused programs are provided at the lodge-style 5,000 square foot Nature Center.