City installs 4 wildlife habitat signs
Four new street signs have recently popped up in Mukilteo. The signs announce to Mukilteo residents and others driving through our city that Mukilteo is a wildlife friendly city.
The Mukilteo Wildlife Habitat Project is grateful to long time community supporter, Elizabeth Erickson of Gallery Homes Real Estate, who generously provided funding for the signs.
“I have the (wildlife habitat) designation for my own back yard and was pleased about that at the time I sought it,” Erickson wrote. “It would be great to have signs out that might just make folks think about how our urban developments are crowding out… forever… many wildlife.”
Mukilteo was certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat by National Wildlife Federation in November 2011.
A Community Wildlife Habitat provides habitat for wildlife 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: food, water, cover and places to raise young.
The Mukilteo Wildlife Habitat Team continues to work on creating new habitat, getting more properties certified and making Mukilteo even better for our animal friends.
For more information on getting your yard or school yard certified as wildlife habitat contact the Mukilteo Wildlife Habitat Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit their website at www.mukilteowildlife.org.
-Edited by Beacon staff