The National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) is pleased to recognize that Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery in Ronda, N.C. has successfully created an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site. NWF celebrates the efforts of Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery to create a garden space that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs, and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young.
“Providing a home for wildlife in our communities – whether it’s at home, or in schools, businesses, or parks – is the demonstration of a healthy and active eco-system. There is no more rewarding way to stay connected to nature right outside your door,” said David Mizejewski, naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini added, “This certification is an important milestone as we continue to seek to be good custodians of the land for current and future generations for all living creatures.”
NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program has been helping people take personal action on behalf of wildlife for more than 40 years. The program engages homeowners, businesses, schools, churches, parks and other institutions that want to make their communities wildlife friendly.
[wild2] Raffaldini Vineyards joins NWF’s roll of more than 150,000 certified habitats nationwide. Wildlife habitats are important to year-round wildlife residents as well as species that migrate, such as some birds and butterflies. Each habitat is unique for both beauty and function.
For more info on NWF
For more information on gardening for wildlife and details on how an entire community can become certified, visit www.nwf.org/habitat or call 1-800-822-9919. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.
NWF Media Contact: Aislinn Maestas, Maestas@nwf.org, 202-797-6624
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