The City of Irving is partnering with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to:
Promote the NWF certified Wildlife Habitat Program to educate residents about easy ways to support pollinators — birds, bees and butterflies — in outdoor spaces.
Work towards national recognition as a city who has signed the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge.
Why are pollinators important?
Bees are the best known pollinators. Others include butterflies, birds and hummingbirds.
Seventy-five percent of the crop plants grown worldwide for food, fiber, beverages, condiments, spices and medicines depend on pollinators. These agricultural products make a significant contribution to health and the economy.
Pollinators are essential to sustaining plants and wildlife, helping to restore the environment.
How will this program help wildlife in Irving?
Through this conservation program and community initiative, the city will work with businesses, homeowner associations, neighborhood associations, residents and schools to conserve and protect the environment by creating more well-connected habitats that allow wildlife such as birds, bees and butterflies to continue to thrive.
How to Participate
Plant for wildlife. Provide food (plants), cover, places to raise young and access to water year-round. Use sustainable gardening practices.
Register (optional) the outdoor space for certification as a Wildlife Habitat.
Registration is only available through the NWF and is independent of the city. Visit the Kids for Garden Wildlife website to learn more. Fee(s) will apply for the NWF certification.
Spread the word! Educate others about the benefits of planting for pollinators and other wildlife.
Share photos on Instagram using the #IrvingGardenForWildlife.