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New Annapolis Walking Tour Offered to View Wildlife Habitats

Annapolis, MD (8-29-12) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J Cohen announces a special walking tour in the Murray Hill neighborhood that will showcase Annapolis’ beauty while educating residents on the need to be a Certified Wildlife Community.

The City’s Department of Neighborhood & Environmental Programs and the Recreation & Parks Department are leading the effort to certify Annapolis as a Wildlife Community. As part of this effort, the City has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation to host a Certified Wildlife Habitat walking garden tour. 

Residents of the Murray Hill neighborhood have agreed to invite wildlife enthusiasts to tour their gardens for this inaugural event. Each garden will feature a water source, a food source, a place to raise young, and shelter for wildlife such as birds, bees, and butterflies.

The self-guided tour will take place in the Murray Hill neighborhood on Saturday, September 22, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Those interested should go to Knighton Garage, at the corner of West Street and Colonial Avenue, to pick up a map indicating the homes with Certified Wildlife Habitat gardens. The maps will be available at 8:30 a.m. 

Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Jeanna Beard at jbeard@annapolis.gov or Marisa Wittlinger at mdwittlinger@annapolis.gov for more information. 

To learn more about the backyard habitat certification program with the National Wildlife Federation, please go to www.sustainableannapolis.com.