Welcome to The Southeast's First Community Wildlife Habitat

Chamblee, Georgia, is Southeast’s first Community Wildlife Habitat to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Kay Packard worked for five years to make this certification possible. View the requirements below, after "News".


Chamblee is "Greenest City In Georgia"
"We are pleased to announce that the City of Chamblee (a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia) is now the "Greenest" city in Georgia and the Southeast. The Chamblee City Council voted unanimously to require all private development 20,000 square feet or greater to become LEED certified in addition to all future municipal buildings, regardless of size. Chamblee is the first city in the entire state of Georgia to mandate LEED certification for private development."

2007 Rivers Alive! Best Trash Winner!
Julia and her mom, Laura Northrup, with the bike they dragged from the stream.

Jean and David Otness, our 2007 Habitat Stewards of the Year. Jean cares for the butterfly garden in Huntley Hills Park. Dave and Jean work on the triangle at Longview and Shallowford as well as being involved with the new PATH project at Keswick Park. They will also be on the Garden Tour in May.

Certified Wildlife Habitat Requirements
Any Homeowner, business or School can be a certified wildlife habitat. the steps to take are shown below.

1. Reliable, clean water must be provided in all seasons along with protective cover nearby. Birdbaths and decorative pools and fountains are good examples.
2. Wildlife is protected from predators and weather by proper cover. This cover can also provide a food source. Native plants are a good example of cover.
3. The right kind of plants , as well as set in place sources can provide food. Sunflowers and seed blocks from garden supply stores are good examples of food.
4. Nesting and roosting boxes can be home-made or purchased. Birdhouses and prepared dried gourds are examples.
Further information about Certification is available at website.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
-Frank Lloyd Wright

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
-Henry David Thoreau

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
-Linda Hogan