On October 17, 2022 Denver Parks and Recreation announced that the City and County of Denver has achieved the National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat Certification. Denver is the largest city in the western United States to achieve this certification. The process of certifying as an NWF Community Wildlife Habitat has resulted in the creation of habitat gardens throughout the city while elevating citizens’ awareness of their multiple benefits for Denver’s people, wildlife and water.
Spearheaded by Denver Parks and Recreation, these efforts are in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, Denver Water, Denver Public Schools, Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado Wildlife Federation. This coalition has and will continue to collectively engage and collaborate with residents, businesses, schools and other stakeholders to beautify and enhance the places where Denverites spend most of their time. Colorado Wildlife Federation has helped and is a partner to NWF for Colorado certifications. Also, Denver Parks and Recreation’s Wildlife Program Administrator is a member of the Colorado Wildlife Federation Board and has been an active participant in helping CWF and DPR work toward their goal of increasing wildlife education and public outreach efforts.
Congratulations Denver !