Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cape Island Seeks Designation as a Community Wildlife Habitat

Cape Island Seeks Designation as a Community Wildlife Habitat

CAPE MAY - New Jersey Audubon (NJA) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) are seeking community support in their joint effort to certify Cape Island as a Community Wildlife Habitat. For the purposes of this effort, Cape Island is defined as the entire land mass south of the Cape May Canal, and it encompasses all habitats including preserved farmlands, parks, private for-profit businesses, condominium associations and individual backyards.

A community-wide habitat conservation project is already occurring on Cape Island thanks to the collective efforts of many organizations and agencies, individuals, and businesses. In order to help unify all the amazing things that are being done to preserve our island’s habitats, NJA proposes to register Cape Island in this program. As NWF’s state affiliate, NJA will engage its staff and volunteers in promoting this program and educating our neighbors about the benefits of managing habitats for wildlife. In addition, NJA will assemble the supporting documents needed to help move Cape Island toward certification.

If you are interested in certifying your yard, your business property, your school or church, go to the following web site: and look on the right for creating a habitat and then getting the certification.

The Cape Island Certification Project is being spearheaded locally by the Nature Center of Cape May. Email Evelyn Lovitz at if you able to provide assistance or have questions. Remember, this is a community effort that benefits all of us.

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