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Wildlife needs our help.  Now more than ever.

Greener Glenview wants to make Glenview a healthier, more sustainable home for birds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.

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Introducing Glenview Native Habitat 

 

The goal of Glenview Native Habitat (GNH) is to create a sustainable native habitat corridor across our village connected by native habitat gardens found at

  • homes

  • condos

  • schools

  • places of worship

  • businesses

  • parks

  • other locations

 

Each native habitat garden provides the food, water, and cover needed by beneficial wildlife to survive and raise their young. Each garden also helps reverse the  human-caused habitat fragmentation that is harmful to birds, butterflies, pollinators, and small wildlife.

 

We've partnered with the National Wildlife Federation, using their guidelines to certify native wildlife gardens and communities. 

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Create A Garden 

 

New to gardening?  Want to create a native habitat garden? We've got everything you need to get started including an "everything you need to know" checklist, educational resources, and recommended vendors. It's fun and easy to get started!  

LEARN MORE: CREATE A GARDEN

 

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Certify an Existing Garden 

You may already have a garden and want to check out if it might be ready for certification as a native habitat garden.  Take a look at the National Wildlife Federation checklist. It's an easy way to see where you are in the process.  When you're ready, apply for certification and add your garden to Glenview's network of certified native habitat gardens! 

LEARN MORE: CERTIFY A GARDEN

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Certify Glenview as a Community Wildlife Habitat

 

Our ultimate goal?  Get Glenview certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat™.  We'd be the second in Illinois, after Evanston.  We're already a Tree City, so why not add the coveted designation as a Community Wildlife Habitat™ to our accomplishments? 

 

LEARN MORE: COMMUNITY WILDLIFE HABITATS™

Everything you need to get started including a great list of resources.

Here's what you need and how to get certified by the National Wildlife Federation. 

Check out our progress towards getting the Village of Glenview certified. 

Glenview Native Habitat is funded by a Judy Beck Grant.  
How-To, Plant Lists, All About Pollinator Gardens, and Where to Shop
Check out our extensive resources for how-to suggestions, plant lists, pollinator gardens, and more! Plus you'll find a list of recommended vendors for all your native habitat garden needs (or wants)!
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