Scripps Ranch Estates
San Diego, CA
Scripps Ranch Estates is a 200-acre, gated housing development that was built in the early 1980s. It is just north of the Miramar Marine Command Air Station. Some of the areas that are not developed are also not irrigated and are native chaparral and naturalized plantings. The community was hit hard by the Cedar Fire of October, 2003 and is still recovering from that event. Special concerns include invasive eucalyptus trees and non-native grasses.
Kirkland is located on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Its downtown area is located right on the waterfront and includes shops, art galleries and restaurants, as well as public beaches and a performing arts center. Warehouse chain Costco originally had its headquarters in Kirkland, which led to the Kirkland Signature store brand.
Weaverville is a small town with a large community spirit. It is situated about 2,300 feet above sea level in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The local economy is dominated by small-scale commercial and mercantile pursuits, as well as light industry, and an increasingly vibrant arts community. As the economic center of north Buncombe County, the town is a hub of commercial and real estate activity. For more information, go to www.myweaverville.com/weavervillewildlifehabitat/.
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.
Gresham , OR
Gresham Butte Neighborhood (GBNA) is a neighborhood association in the city of Gresham. GBNA northern and eastern edges are bound by Johnson Creek and the Springwater Trail, a16 mile walking and biking trail. The southern edge of the community is surrounded by green space as well. The neighborhood is comprised of 1965 single family residences and two schools. Gresham is the fourth largest city in Oregon and prizes its natural resources and environment.
New Palestine, IN
New Palestine, part of the Sugar Creek Watershed, has been a farming community for many years. With increased development, many housing communies have grown this community bo be a full, vibrant, healthy community. The adition of a pbulic library, local park and a nature preserve now complete the community as a great place to live.
Chartered in 1858, Alpharetta is a vibrant Southern city that is a great place to live, work and visit. It earned a place in Forbes' "Top Ten Friendliest Cities in America" list. Alpharetta is on its way to becoming the "Technology City of the South," growing through live-work-shop developments while remaining a residential community committed to its parks and recreational areas. The city has a beautiful 6 mile greenway system along Big Creek that provides a naturally inspiring pathway for bikers and hikers of all ages to enjoy. The Community Wildlife Habitat project is being led by the city's Natural Resources Commission and the project has been named "Alpharetta’s Wild Side." For more information, please go to: www.alpharetta.ga.us/wildside.
Pembroke Pines, FL
Though the City of Pembroke Pines is the 10th largest of Florida’s 400+ municipalities, its friendly small-town feel is why so many call it home. Pembroke Pines is conveniently located in southwest Broward County with easy accessibility to primary highways and interstates, key employment centers, entertainment venues, parks, golf courses, restaurants and retail/commercial destinations. Named “one of the best cities to live in America,” and a certified Tree City USA for 30 years, Pembroke Pines is home to over 170,000 residents. Its 28 superior parks and lush landscaping throughout neighborhoods and public places enhance the City’s natural beauty and South Florida charm. Pembroke Pines, incorporated in 1960, is a safe and desirable community. The recipient of many awards including “All-America City,” Pembroke Pines is known for its commitment to the arts and culture, its outstanding schools, exciting South Florida lifestyle for all ages, cultural diversity, numerous parks and forward thinking in an ever-changing world.
Southwest Ranches, FL
The Town of Southwest Ranches is committed to promoting and protecting the rural lifestyle of our residents while preserving the natural environment. Following through on this commitment, the goals and objectives of Southwest Ranches’ Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Department are to provide benefit to our residents and visitors through exemplary management and maintenance of the Town’s Recreation, Forestry and Natural Resources including public lands, the Town’s Urban Forest, and the diverse wildlife that makes its home here, while cultivating a vibrant community and sense of place. The PROS Department manages the Town’s parks and trails, a system of over 150 acres of land in varying stages of development, linked together for public recreational use through more than 25 miles of right of way trails. Passive recreation amenities available in Southwest Ranches’ Parks Program include playgrounds, fitness trails, picnic and meeting facilities, pedestrian and equestrian multi-purpose trails, freshwater fishing, nature trails with historical and environmental education, and geocaching stations.
Lakeridge is a town home community, with a population of approximately 300, located in southwestern Miami-Dade County, Florida. Within the community is a 30 acre lake which is home to bass, turtles and numerous species of waterfowl. There is a small park and there are many green areas with ferns, other ground covers, oak and palm trees and nectar plants to attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.