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Charlotte As A Wildlife Habitat

We talk a lot about urban development in Charlotte and saving the city’s striking tree canopy. But we rarely talk about the fact that Charlotte has a substantial number of residents we would refer to as wildlife. And, evidently, we’re taking pretty good care of them. The National Wildlife Federation has certified our city as a Community Wildlife Habitat. We find out more about what that means and how we continue to protect wildlife as we grow.

"Celebrate Charlotte Naturally" is 10 am - noon, Saturday, May 2 in Marshall Park. National Wildlife Federation CEO Collin O’Mara, Mayor Dan Clodfelter and others will mark Charlotte’s recognition as a “Wildlife Friendly Community.” More information here.

Collin O’Mara - President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Wildlife Federation

Ernie McLaney - President of Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature (CROWN)

Tim Gestwicki - Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation

Chris Matthews - Division Director, Nature Preserves and Natural Resources, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

National Wildlife Federation: Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat in your own yard

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