Certified Wildlife Community

The City of Annapolis is excited to be Certified with the National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat Program. Because Annapolis has a population of approximately 38,000, the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) certifies communities with a similar population who earn 450 total points in categories such as education, community projects, and habitat certifications. We joined as the 71st certified community in the United States that works towards creating a wildlife-friendly city for residents and visitors to enjoy.

For more information, visit the National Wildlife Federation website.


When you certify, you receive:

  • A personalized certificate for your wildlife habitat
  • A free one-year membership for NWF and subscription to National Wildlife magazine
  • A subscription to the Wildlife Online - Habitats Edition e-newsletter
  • An optional press release for your local newspaper announcing your certification
  • Inclusion in NWF's National Registry of Habitats
  • Eligibility to order and post a "Certified Wildlife Habitat" yard sign to display your commitment to wildlife conservation and the environment

Photo courtesy of Erika Smith

Habitat Sign

How Can You Help

City is certified with the National Wildlife Federation. We are required to maintain our program as a part of our certification, but we need the help of our community to join our efforts by participating in environmental projects!

Schoolyard Habitats

The City of Annapolis and our partners would like to thank the following Schoolyard Habitats for participating in the NWF Habitat Program:


The City of Annapolis and our partners would like to thank the following Open Spaces, Places of Worship, and workspaces for participating in the NWF Habitat Program:

City Hall Wildlife Habitat

In addition to the participants, The City of Annapolis’ City Hall is a certified Wildlife Habitat. The pathway in between City Hall and the Hillman parking garage features some native plants, a butterfly puddling area, and ground cover for shelter and a place to raise young. Certified City parks include:

  • Acton Cove Park
  • Amos Garrett Park
  • Barbara Neustadt Park
  • College Creek Park
  • Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek
  • Horn Point Park
  • Newman Street Park
  • Truxtun Park
  • Waterworks Park

The City of Annapolis and our partners would like to thank our wonderful residents for taking the initiative by creating beautiful habitats for our native wildlife.


Partners for the City of Annapolis efforts to become certified as a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat:

  • City of Annapolis
  • Office of Environmental Policy
  • Department of Recreation and Parks
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Wild Bird Center of Annapolis