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Bainbridge Island is proud to be a Habitat City!

The Island is the 39th city in the U.S. and the 8th city in Washington to become a National Wildlife Federation Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™. To reach this certification, 200 homes, 5 schools, and 5 businesses had to become certified backyard habitats. You can certify your backyard today! Learn more at the National Wildlife Federation website.

Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps to restore habitat in commercial and residential areas.

By providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young, you not only help wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™ and join the nearly 140,000 sites across the country.

You can see a full list of the
of certified and registered communities around the country.

Our partners in this effort include:
National Wildlife Federation
West Sound Wildlife Shelter
Bainbridge Island Land Trust
Natural Landscapes Project
City of Bainbridge Island

Many thanks to Connie Waddington and Katya Bridwell for making Bainbridge Island into a habitat city and for all their hard work to protect the natual environment!

DOWNLOAD the Washington State application for certification.


Map of Community Wildlife Habitats around the Puget Sound

Make a Bird Feeder
Hummingbird Feeder (kid friendly!)
More kid-friendly crafts and fun from the National Wildlife Federation

Washington Community Wildlife Habitat Alliance

Make your backyard into a certified wildlife habitat!

backyard habitat sign


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