Centerra has recently become a certified community Wildlife Habitat, a title given by the National Wildlife Federation, according to a news release from the Centerra developer, McWhinney.
A Community Wildlife Habitat project creates multiple habitat areas in backyards, schoolyards, corporate properties, community gardens, parkland and other spaces, according to the release.
"We are thrilled to be the first community in Colorado to receive this designation because it recognizes our own deep commitment to creating sustainable communities that are environmentally aware…" David Crowder, vice president of community development and general manager of Centerra, said in the release.
The community will celebrate the honor Sept. 20.
The High Plains Environmental Center registered to apply Centerra for the certification in 2014. The High Plains Environmental staff has coordinated many projects, including wetland restoration, planting and promoting landscaping for pollinators and native plant propagation, according to a news release.
To date 107 habitats have been created in Centerra with 90 becoming a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat—74 homes, according to the release.
Story re-posted from Greeley Tribune. Written by Madisyn Gentry