NATIONAL WILDLIFE FOUNDATION INITIATIVE

The Haywood Knolls Association is proud to announce that the sub-division is preparing its registration application to the National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) to become a NWF officially certified “Community Wildlife Habitat”.

There are only two other “Community Wildlife Habitat” designated communities in Western North Carolina and this one, when obtained, will be the first such designated habitat in Henderson County, NC.

With its abundance of animals, birds, and mature native North Carolina flora and fauna, Haywood Knolls is refuge for many species, several of which are endangered.

See the Western North Carolina Nature Center‘s website for more information.

The Haywood Knolls community believes that planning landscaping with the needs of wildlife in mind is of utmost importance because wildlife is enjoyed by everyone. Habitat restoration and maintenance is critical for our wildlife in this suburban setting where commercial and residential development has infringed on natural areas that wildlife need in order to survive. With mature vegetation, heavily wooded areas, numerous water sources, such as creeks, water gardens, and man-made small ponds, Haywood Knolls is on its way to becoming a leader in the Hendersonville area toward inspiring other developments to become registered.

We are pleased that the Henderson County Board of Commissioners supports the efforts of our Association.