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Old 02-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Lawrencetown is for the birds
Published on November 22, 2011
Lawrence Powell
The Annapolis County Spectator

Lawrencetown is for the birds - News - The Spectator
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Lawrencetown is for the birds, literally, thanks to Diana Mullings Ackroyd.

Itís also for the chipmunks, squirrels, butterflies, bees, turtles, toads, and a whole range of other wild critters.

The Annapolis County village has been declared Canadaís first Backyard Habitat Community by the...
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Cool that the whole community is involved.

I hate to be negative, but part of me feels that this is way too easy:
Mullings Ackroyd says most people are already halfway to certification without doing anything. Cut out the pesticides, plant a few different plants, and something as simple as putting out a saucer with water in it will get most people the rest of the way.
However, this is a good point:

She said the habitat program also brings with it a continuing awareness among participants who will no doubt keep wildlife habitat in mind as they continue to improve their properties.
I'm normally more positive...so, I guess I should look on the bright side. I can see this sparking more interest in the community...maybe, as they see what they attract, they'll be inspired to do more and more.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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Ohhh.... I see what you mean, "halfway to certification without doing anything". I didn't realize the criteria were so .... kindergartenish. And.... when I was poking around I found how they reduced the percentage of homeowners to 30% to be able to get a town on the books. That's pretty sad. Here's hoping it sparks some interest though and maybe some free pr for any native plant nurseries they've got up their way.
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