The National Wildlife Federation's

Sacred Grounds

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

Congregation outside

Healthy habitats and healthy communities


When communities are healthy, wildlife flourish too.

We work alongside local partners to assist houses of worship and their communities with project planning and technical expertise to increase native plant gardens.

The Sacred Grounds program support houses of worship in achieving their visions around a wide range of interests and needs such as community building, increasing access to safe outdoor spaces for all, improving water quality, and creating new wildlife habitat.

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.

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Sacred Grounds in Action

 

featuring Sacred Grounds Toledo and Detroit

 

Contact Us

 

General Information:

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

Detroit, MI:

Tiffany Carey
Habitat and Education Coordinator
Great Lakes Regional Center
careyt@nwf.org
(734) 887-7118

Mid-Atlantic:

Natalie Cohen
Conservation Programs Coordinator
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center
CohenN@nwf.org
(443) 759-3402

Mid-Atlantic:

Naomi Edelson
Senior Director, Wildlife Partnerships
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center
EdelsonN@nwf.org
(202) 797-6889

Resources

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.