Learn About Wildlife Habitats at Next Sustainable Burien Meeting Sept. 9

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Sustainable Burien’s next meeting will be from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, and will focus on wildlife habitats at home or in the community.

This next gathering will take place at a new location – the Des Moines Library, located at 21620 11th Avenue South.

Courtney Sullivan, Education Manager of the National Wildlife Federation for the Pacific Region, will be the featured speaker. She’ll be showing how at home or in our community we can learn to create a place where people, flora and fauna can all flourish!

“Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat,” reads an announcement. “By providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young you not only help wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat® with National Wildlife Federation.”

Here’s more from our friends at SuBu:

If you love gardening and connecting with people in your community, the National Wildlife Federation can help you certify your community as a Community Wildlife Habitat® — a community that provides habitat for wildlife throughout the community–in individual backyards, on school grounds and in public areas such as parks, community gardens, places of worship and businesses.

It is a place where the residents make it a priority to provide habitat for wildlife by providing the four basic elements that all wildlife need and also educates its residents about sustainable gardening practices.

Community Wildlife Habitats are organized by a team of people, who not only help create habitat, but also hold workshops about gardening for wildlife and organize community events.

Your neighbors in Burien, Tukwila, and West Seattle have started teams. Come learn more about how you can work with them or start your own community habitat project.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

From their website:

Sustainable Burien is an organization started in January of 2008. We recognize the need to promote and participate in the creation of a sustainable community in Burien. We invite all residents and businesses to participate in creating a sustainable local community by sharing their ideas, passions, knowledge and talents.

At our meetings we will be collecting burned out CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs and dead rechargable batteries. People are welcome to bring any extra food items [produce from your garden, fruit from your trees, etc.] that they have and barter with others. Also bring any coupons for food that you get in the mail or from the newspaper, we’ll pass them on to the food bank, who can make good use of them.

Gatherings are held on the second Sunday of each month.

For more information, go to: http://www.sustainableburien.org.

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