Leading a nationwide trend in community concern for habitat loss, Johns Creek has been officially designated a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat, the 60th community in the country and the second in Georgia to receive this honor.
Since May 2010, Johns Creek Wildlife Habitat Team members have been working to foster a community living in harmony with nature by promoting the importance of conservation and providing food, water, shelter and places to raise young for wildlife throughout the community.
Led by 16-year-old Johns Creek High School student Malcolm Barnard, shown here in a December interview, more than 200 local back yards have been certified as Certified Wildlife Habitat sites. In addition, 14 schools and 10 community sites such as businesses and neighborhoods have been certified, as well as the Newtown Park Community Garden and the Johns Creek Greenway.
Focused on educating the community