Baltimore. Home of the beloved Baltimore Orioles and affectionately known as Birdland. There’s no better place for the National Wildlife Federation to grow vibrant green spaces in a wildlife friendly way for the benefit of Baltimore’s residents.
Through a community-based approach, the National Wildlife Federation is working in partnership with Baltimore residents to improve the quality of the city by creating backyard sanctuaries, beautifying neighborhoods and schools, reducing pollution, and furthering a sense of community.
Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods. Our long range action plan protects and restores the biodiversity of Baltimore, decreases polluted water, and addresses pollinator decline and invasive plant species. Our initial focus is on five priority neighborhoods: McElderry Park, Reservoir Hill, Lauraville, Pigtown/Washington Village, and Curtis Bay. Currently, we are working on a large scale project with McElderry Park residents to create an inviting “deep green neighborhood.”
Baltimore City schools have an incredible opportunity to make a difference for their students (and wildlife). The National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitat program creates outdoor classrooms that raise enthusiasm for learning, attract parent volunteers and become a source of pride for students, faculty and principals.
The National Wildlife Federation is collaborating with the Baltimore Orioles and the Maryland Stadium Authority to design and install a showplace demonstration garden for orioles, other local birds, and butterflies. Home of the beloved Baltimore Orioles, there’s no better place than Oriole Park at Camden Yards to educate and inspire fans to Grow Together.
All new gardens will count towards our total goal of 600 Baltimore homes “registered” as wildlife habitat, creating the largest National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat® along the Chesapeake Bay. To learn more and certify your garden, please visit: www.nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife/Certify
The National Wildlife Federation believes our work is only possible through collaboration. Our incredible partners in Baltimore include Audubon Maryland-DC, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Baltimore Orchard Project, Blue Water Baltimore, Greater Baltimore Children and Nature Collaborative, Maryland Institute College of Art, National Aquarium, Parks and People Foundation, and Reservoir Hill Improvement Council.
For years Baltimore has been known as Birdland, and now we can make it official.
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