Caring for the natural places that exist in and around the communities where we live is the basis of NFWF’s community stewardship programs. In urban areas like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and others, community actions are revitalizing parks and natural spaces to benefit people and wildlife.
In 2011, nearly 40,000 local residents in 32 states participated in NFWF community stewardship projects. For many of these efforts, NFWF’s corporate partners and their employees provided volunteer manpower in addition to their financial support. FedEx EarthSmart Outreach, Walmart’s Acres for America, PG&E’s Nature Restoration Trust, Southern Company and other partnerships exemplify the impact of these collaborations.
Additional community stewardship projects are supported by the Five Star Restoration Program, a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that supports locally based wetland, riparian and coastal habitat projects in all 50 states.