For Immediate Release: Feb. 11, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
National Wildlife Federation Certifies Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve As A Wildlife Habitat
HENDERSON, Nev.— The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has recognized the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve (2400 B Moser Dr.) as an official certified wildlife habitat site. The 100-acre preserve is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl and resident desert birds. It is located within the Kurt R. Segler Water Reclamation Facility and is staffed and programmed by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.
NWF’s wildlife habitat certification program began in 1973, and since then more than 122,000 habitats have been certified nationwide. To become certified, a property must provide guidelines for making landscapes more hospitable to wildlife and provide the four the four basic elements that wildlife need: food, water, cover and places to raise young.
“The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is a fine example of environmental stewardship because it blends all the elements of a true wildlife habitat while meeting the educational and recreational needs of avid birders and residents of all ages,” said Jennifer Magby, Outdoor Recreation coordinator, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “For 12 years the preserve has served as a mini-refuge for wildlife, and this certification helps to validate the City’s efforts.”
According to the NWF, habitat restoration is critical in urban and suburban settings where commercial and residential development often encroaches on wildlife areas, limiting the availability of resources wildlife need to survive and thrive.
For additional information, call 267-4180 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
Members of the media may request photos of the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve by calling 267-4033 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org