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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Businesses recognize value of NWF certification.

By Accessmilton.com

Several Milton businesses have certified their properties as National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Habitats as part of the city's program to become a Community Wildlife Habitat.

Little River Animal Hospital and Milton Fields have joined the NWF project to certify their properties can support wildlife with water, food, cover, places to raise offspring.

"This all contributes to Milton's great quality of life and maintains our rural appeal," said Jim Bell, owner of Milton Fields, a green cemetery. "It is an easy thing to do for nature and the community, and I am happy to be a part of the project."

Most all of Milton's schools are certified as NWF habitats and approximately 90 residents have certified their properties.

"We only need about 60 more residents to simply go online, check off the wildlife characteristics they have in their yards and make a $20 donation to NWF. After that, their names are automatically added to our Milton Community Habitat list," said Francia Lindon, co-leader of the volunteer NWF group.

The City of Milton has also certified two of its own properties, Fire Station No. 42 on Thompson Road and 200-acre Birmingham Park, which is open for hikes and picnics.

Help Milton receive the Community Wildlife Habitat distinction by going online to http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife.aspx and click on "start here to certify your property."

You may also participate in our Shoe Box recycling drive by hosting a collection box at your church, workplace or school, or by bringing shoes for recycling to entrance 107F at City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway.

For more information, contact Cindy Eade, sustainability coordinator, at cindy.eade@cityofmiltonga.us.

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