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General Information

Wilton Manors is the 17th city in the Nation to be declared a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). All in part by our dedicated residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, schools and local officials.

As an island city, we are dedicated to protecting our environment. We encourage you to join us in our effort to conserve our natural resources and provide a safe, healthy place to live. We are looking for homeowners, renters, businesses, non-profits and schools to certify the properties in which they live, work or play as NatureScape habitats. Is your property certified? Certify your yard.


NatureScape encourages the use of native plants in landscaping. These plants are uniquely adapted to grow in South Florida. Natives generally require little watering once established, and are naturally pest resistant, which means less use of expensive and toxic chemicals. So by using native plants we conserve water and reduce pollution while maintaining a healthy landscape.

Make a Difference

Find out how you make a difference just by starting in your own backyard. Certification is easy to do:
  • Information packets are available at:
    • City Hall
    • Wilton Manors Library
    • Hagen Park Community Center
    • Island City Park Preserve
  • Online you can visit NatureScape Broward and the National Wildlife Federation.
  • Email or call Todd DeJesus at (954) 630-3101 to schedule a visit from a one of the City's National Wildlife Habitat Stewards, to certify or for more information on the project.
  • Or, if you think you are ready and want to do it yourself, go online and complete an application (along with a $20 donation to NWF for processing)
    • Be certain to let Todd DeJesus know your certification number so we can keep track of our habitats and add your yard to our city map