When you think of Groundswell NW, you may first think about parks, but our mission is deeper and includes nurturing, creating, and activating the natural habitat. As we learned while we were updating the Ballard Open Space Plan, large parcels of land to create new habitat are hard to find, but, what we do have is a lot of backyards and patio/deck space that can provide food, water and shelter for our local wildlife! This is why Groundswell NW has joined the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to sponsor NW Seattle as an active Community Wildlife Habitat with the intent of getting community certification.
We are seeking neighbors and partnering organizations to help us spread the word and provide mentorship. If you’re interested in helping, please contact us today!
If you want to get started on your own, you can certify your backyard (or patio) wildlife habitat with the National Wildlife Federation today by completing the application in the link below.