Cranbury Township joins movement to become a wildlife-friendly community 


Cranbury is launching a new partnership with the National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program that is committed to creating wildlife habitat throughout its communities.  

Healthy habitats and healthy communities go hand-in-hand. Too often communities are suffering from pollution, disinvestment, or other challenges that separate people from the natural world, according to the press release.  

When human communities suffer, wildlife suffer as well.  

“By joining the National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program, Cranbury Township is sending a clear and powerful message to communities all over America that people working together can create healthy habitats and healthy communities and make a difference in their own community and beyond,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior director of Community Wildlife.  

Since 1973, the National Wildlife Federation has provided millions of people with the simple guidelines for making their landscapes more hospitable for wildlife.

To date, through the Certified Wildlife Habitat program, the National Wildlife Federation has certified more than 250,000 sites including yards, schools, businesses, community gardens, parks, and places of worship.

Each of these sites provides the four basic elements that all wildlife need to thrive: food, water, cover and places to raise young, while integrating sustainable gardening and landscaping practices.  

As part of its certification process with National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat, Cranbury Township is calling on its residents to certify their own property at and join education and outreach efforts to learn about how residents can create a healthier, sustainable and more wildlife-friendly community.

Informational handouts will be made available to residents at Town Hall, The Cranbury Public Library and at community restoration and recycling events like the Annual Stream Clean Up and Community Yard Sale.  

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