The Goddard Park rain gardens tell a story of a community coming together to promote water quality, enhance park aesthetics, and create better habitat for local pollinators and other native fauna. This is just one of many stories that illustrates a project beneficial to both local residents and the water quality of the White Clay Creek.
168 public and private spaces in Newark have been declared by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. To achieve that designation, a yard must provide four things for wildlife: food, water, cover and a place for animals to raise their young.
Enough private gardens and public spaces have been certified in Newark that the city itself is now a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat. Newark is only the 78th city to be certified and the second in the state of Delaware, after Townsend.
Read more about the City of Newark certification in this article in the Newark Post Online.