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Cooper City Certified as Wildlife-Friendly City by the National Wildlife Federation

Cooper City, Florida – July 18, 2017 – Leading a nationwide trend in community concern for habitat loss, Cooper City has been officially designated an NWF Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Patrick Fitzgerald of the National Wildlife Federation made the presentation during the July 18th City Commission meeting. A Community Wildlife Habitat project creates multiple habitat areas in backyards, schoolyards, corporate properties, community gardens, parkland and other spaces.

NWF commends the dedicated residents of Cooper City and the City's Green Advisory Board for their wildlife conservation efforts and for coming together

for a common purpose - to create a community where people and wildlife can flourish. At a time when communities are faced with the problems of losing habitat to development, Cooper City stands out as a model for other communities to emulate. The knowledge and inspiration that this project has generated will lead residents and visitors to take better care of their natural world.

The Community Wildlife Habitat project is part of NWF’s Garden for Wildlife program. These projects benefit the entire community of plants, wildlife, and people through the creation of sustainable landscapes that require little or no pesticides, fertilizers, and excess watering. These landscapes help keep water and air resources clean. They are healthier for people and the environment, and are less resource-dependent than conventional landscapes. Habitat landscapes can serve to beautify our urban areas and give residents

pride in their neighborhoods.

To date, 102 communities have been recognized with Community Wildlife Habitat certification. Since 1973, NWF has provided millions of people with the basic guidelines for making their landscapes more wildlife-friendly. There are more than 200,000 certified habitats nationwide. For more information, please go to: www.nwf.org/garden.

Learn more at NWF.org/Community and get more updates from the National Wildlife Federation at NWF.org/News.

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