Design, Landscape & Construction Management
About Operation Habitat
The City Of Plantation is on a mission to increase awareness and support for the value of water conservation, environmental stewardship and education about providing habitats for the little critters that share our earth through “operation habitat.”
You can actively help in your City’s efforts to become a National Wildlife Federation (NFW) certified Community Wildlife Habitat.We need 200 residences, five schools and six workplace/common areas to become certified by the NWF as wildlife habitats.
If you qualify – and most do – the NWF will officially certify your property as a backyard or schoolyard or common area habitat, and the City Of Plantation will be credited with points towards our goal of becoming a nationally recognized community wildlife habitat.
You will receive a wildlife habitat certification number and a year’s subscription to National Wildlife magazine from the National Wildlife Federation. You will also receive an authentic 100% organic cotton t-shirt, which features the exclusive Operation Habitat logo to wear proudly. Just call the City of Plantation at 954-797-2246 to let us know your certification number and we will send you your t-shirt to wear proudly.
Call the City of Plantation at 954-797-2246 for more information, or to request an application form.
Call the NWF at 800-822-9919 with questions, or certify online at www.nwf.org/bwh.
Chances are that if you’ve got a home or place of business, then you probably already have a wildlife habitat and just don’t know it. Even if you do not have a natural passion for horticulture, you can create an interesting, relaxing oasis to watch the energetic birds and butterflies on just a little spit of land. By creating landscaped islands and natural corridors of plants, you will be invited to the out-of-doors to an oasis of calm that will fill your senses – and you will be doing your part to help support the little critters that share our earth. Living Green.
Just like us, all critters have needs:Food
Put out a bird feeder and fill it with sunflower seed, or plant a shrub with berries and flowers for birds, butterflies and small animals. Provide food in the form of foliage or flowers that you are willing to have eaten by larval butterflies (caterpillars) or adult butterflies. Berries, fleshy fruits, nectar, fleshy fruit and berries, nuts and acorns are all treats for wildlife.Water
Even a small water feature or puddle area will be used by wildlife. Bird Baths and Fountains – empty and clean every few days to prevent mosquito breeding and bacterial contamination. Simply scrub with a brush. No soap or bleach please!
Shrubs – Ahhhh! A shady spot for wildlife to sit and rest