The Audubon at Home program is happy to announce that the Reston Association's Central Services Facility (CSF) has achieved certification as a Wildlife Sanctuary. The site includes a native plant garden that serves as a demonstration site to educate Metro developers on how native plants can be integrated into areas near Metro stations.
As you plan for the fall planting season, ASNV urges you to consider creating more wildlife habitat. Volunteer Audubon at Home Ambassadors are ready to pay you a free visit to advise on which native plants will work best on your property—and our definition of “property” includes homes, HOAs, schools, faith communities, parks, or commercial properties. After the property owner has observed at least 10 of the over 40 Wildlife Sanctuary Species that breed in Northern Virginia, Audubon at Home will certify the property as a Wildlife Sanctuary. Species that are particularly affected by loss of habitat in our area have been selected as these Sanctuary Species.
Our Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary Program embraces the principles of the National Audubon Society’s Bird-Friendly Communities and promotes citizen participation in conserving and restoring local natural habitat and biodiversity. To learn about the program and to request a visit from an AAH Ambassador, click here.