But what about in your yard? If you want to nurture and support nature in your backyard and gardens, Conservation@Home may be for you!
Conservation@Home is a program that helps you recognize practices that maintain and preserve our environment. The Little Forks Conservancy will work with you to offer ideas to conserve nature in your own yard. And, when you’re ready, Little Forks will certify your yard as an environmentally-friendly property!
When you plant with native species, create wildlife habitats, or manage rainwater, you’re protecting nature and promoting sustainability. You should be recognized for your efforts!
Benefits of a nature-friendly yard
- Native plantings support a large variety of beneficial wildlife. The habitat you create will attract wildlife such as songbirds and butterflies!
- When you plant native species, the deep roots help hold the soil in place and require less maintenance.
- Perennial flowering plants will increase the beauty and value of your property!
- Lawn management practices that reduce the need for chemicals will improve the quality of our air, water, and soil.
How can you make your yard more nature-friendly?
Check out the guides below to discover how your yard can support wildlife, conserve water, and help our environment!
- Use native plants in your gardens, natural areas, and in your lawns.
- Control and remove invasive species.
- Create homes and habitats for wildlife and pollinators.
- Promote good water resource practices (rain barrels or rain gardens that reduce runoff, filter water, and conserve water.)
- Use lawn management practices that cut back on chemicals, compost your waste, and use natural fertilizers.
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Is your yard ready for Conservation@Home?
Do you have natural areas on your property? Do you manage your yard for the benefit of wildlife? Have you planted native plants in your yard? Do you compost your yard and/or kitchen waste? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you may be eligible for Conservation@Home certification!
For a one-time $50 suggested donation, Little Forks Conservancy staff will conduct a yard assessment, including ideas to further improve the environmental friendliness of your property!
Certified landowners will receive a Conservation@Home sign for their yard!
Ready? Contact Andrea Foster to schedule your site visit! Call 989.835.4886 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.