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Putting ourselves on the MAP

posted Oct 12, 2009, 4:33 PM by Church Admin   [ updated Oct 7, 2012, 10:39 AM by RH Jannini ]
As discussed in other posts, we have been a recognized Wildlife Garden by the National Wildlife Foundation.

Although the registration of Wildlife Gardens has been a 35 year old program, too many have never heard of it.

This private wildlife garden is one of the demonstration projects of the theCHURCHinstitute working on low-impact landscaping. 

This lot represents the size of most traditional urban building lots with a dimension of 79' x 149'.  It maintains its certification through the use of native plant life, thickets for nesting and habitat, shallow water source for puddling, and supports an environment drought tolerant while requiring minimal fossil fuels or chemicals. 

To be sure, we are not recreating the wheel here.  Much of the Best Management Practices (BMP) for CP10 and CP4D conservation outlined in the  Pennsylvania Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (PA CREP) - with obvious restrictions based on the lot size.