The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has recognized Whisper Mountain as a Certified Wildlife Habitat site. Our community now joins a prestigious group of Federation members across the country that have been recognized for protecting and nurturing wildlife.
National wildlife Habitat certification program began in 1973 and has since certified habitats nationwide. The Federation teaches the importance of environmental stewardship by providing guidelines for making landscapes more hospitable for wildlife. In order to become certified, a property must provide the four basic elements that all wildlife need: food, water, cover, and places to raise young.
In addition to providing for wildlife, certified habitats conserve our natural resources by reducing or eliminating the need for fertilizers and pesticides, which ultimately protects the air, soil and water. The organic community garden at Whisper Mountain will be free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and will provide an ideal oasis for healthful gardening.