You're Invited: Come Celebrate!

N.E. Seattle Community Wildlife Habitat Project's Kick-Off Celebration: Connecting people to each other and to nature.

When & where to join the fun:

- Saturday, September 13, 2008: 1 to 4 pm
- Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center at 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE in Seattle, WA

Learn about:

- The five elements of healthy wildlife habitat,
- How to attract birds and butterflies,
- How healthy gardens reduce global warming, and
- How you can make a difference.

Enjoy kids' activities, romp on a brand new playground, and meet your neighbors!

Participants include:

- National Wildlife Federation
- Seattle Audubon Society
- Seattle Urban Nature
- Homewaters Project
- Sustainable Northeast Seattle
- The Urban Farmers
- Ravenna-Roosevelt EcoVillage
- Friends of Ravenna Ravine

Co-sponsored by Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center Advisory Council and the City of Seattle's Parks Department.


A beginning.

Do you ever feel helpless to do anything in the face of the double whammy of development gobbling up trees and global warming?

Loss of urban tree cover due to development not only decreases the quality of life for us, it is also the top threat to the survival of wildlife. Often, as individuals, we feel powerless to do anything about it.

But there are things we can do. One of them is to participate in N.E. Seattle’s Community Wildlife Habitat Project. Community wildlife habitat projects increase awareness and empower residents to act to re-establish wildlife habitat in our own yards and re-establish wildlife corridors throughout our community and in connection with other communities.

In affiliation with the National Wildlife Federation, our neighboring communities of Shoreline, Edmonds, and West Seattle are also working toward becoming certified community wildlife habitats. Lake Forest Park, Camano Island and Tukwila are already certified.

By providing the five basic requirements of wildlife – food, water, shelter, places to rear young, and undertaking sustainable gardening practices – in our backyards, in schoolyards and in public common spaces, we can we can create a healthier environment for both wildlife and for ourselves. Our mission is to preserve, restore, and create sustainable habitat and to build a strong sense of community by inspiring neighborhood stewardship and pride.

To learn more about how you can participate, contact us at NESeattleHabitat@gmail.com. To learn more in general about backyard wildlife habitat, visit National Wildlife Federation's Garden for Wildlife information.