WWS Wildlife Habitat

WWS Resident Photo: Melissa Cheatwood

WWS Wildlife Habitat Information

WWS was the second community in the state of Texas, and then 52nd in the nation, to become a certified Community Wildlife Habitat site and has many homes involved with this fine program. If you are interested in joining the program please review the below information and research how you can become a member also.

There are many benefits to partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to become an NWF Community Wildlife Habitat:


The Community Wildlife Habitat® program opens the door for discussions about sustainable gardening practices designed to increase native plantings, conserve water and eliminate pesticide use. It also provides a platform for our communities to address important issues like creating corridors for wildlife, stormwater pollution, drought, pollinator decline, and invasive species.


Creating habitat for wildlife with native wildflowers, trees and shrubs, adding water features such as ponds and streams, and welcoming wildlife like butterflies and birds enhances a community’s overall appearance.

Community Building

Engaging community members in projects like creating a wildlife-friendly demonstration garden or conducting a workshop is a great way to get to know your neighbors. You may also recruit community members to volunteer to support larger events such as a restoration project or tree planting event.

Clean Air, Clean Water

Greening your community by adding more native plantings and reducing fertilizer and pesticide use has the potential to help improve water and air quality, creating a healthier environment for people and wildlife.

Connecting with Nature

Providing habitat for wildlife in backyards, schoolyards, parks, and other areas means there are now more places for people to connect with nature in their community.

WWS Community Status:

53 Homes are Certified in WWS as of December 2022

How you can get involved by registering your own home:


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