Wildlife Habitat

The Community of Lake Village was acknowledged as a Certified Wildlife Habitat from the National Wildlife Federation in 2021. Our Community joined a greater American cause in protecting and preserving our cherished landscapes and wildlife. This certification defines and shapes our Community's character and identity for generations. Protecting our natural resources is a cause that has long united Americans from all walks of life and political stripes. To anglers, hikers, birders, wildlife watchers,  gardeners, forest stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this conservation ethic represents a sacred duty and obligation to protect and build upon our conservation heritage for the sake of wildlife, ourselves, our neighbors, and—most of all—for future generations. Our native pollinators comprising of bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects, as well as hummingbirds and even bats are economically important—yet many native pollinators, due to threats like habitat loss and pesticide use, are in crisis. Rapid and large-scale changes to our lands and waters mean wildlife are losing the habitats they once knew. Every habitat garden developed in Lake Village is a step toward replenishing resources for wildlife such as bees, butterflies, birds, and amphibians—both locally and along migratory corridors.
 
MEDIA:
 
City of Temecula Proclamation to Lake Village Wildlife Habitat
 
JDS Studios: Lake Village Temecula – Certified Wildlife Habitat

Lake Village Wildlife Habitat Amphitheater Dedication Ceremony
 
The Wildlife Habitat Amphitheater Dedication Ceremony was a huge success and everyone had a ball.

 
Lake Village Wildlife Habitat Committee
 
Our Board of Directors remain mindful of the dangers threatening our pollinators and wildlife species. As such, they have taken steps to implement best practices in the protection of our wildlife and habitat. The Wildlife Habitat Committee was established to bring awareness and education of this program. The Committee created two programs to serve our members:
 
Kid's Wildlife Habitat Club
This program introduces our kids through a number of craft and education workshops to the five needs of a Wildlife Habitat:
  • Food
  • Water
  • Cover
  • Places to Raise Young
  • Sustainable Practices
Kid's workshops to include, but are not limited to:
  • Wildlife Crafts
  • Habitat Gardening
  • Aquatic 
LV Workshops and Gardening Seminars
This program brings together a number of experts with our members to discuss habitat conservation. Classes are presented at our Clubhouse, Boat Dock and outdoor venue - the Halliday Park, Wildlife Habitat Education Center. 
 
The LV Wildlife Habitat Program offers workshops and seminars to include, but are not limited to: 
  • Watering Wisdom
  • Drought-tolerant Gardening
  • Wildlife Habitat Gardening
  • Cactus & Succulent Gardening
Interested?
To learn more of these programs, attend a workshop or desire to become a Wildlife Habitat Committee member, email: Kenneth Dodd, Committee Chair, kdoddftm@gmail.com
 
REMEMBER: When you see a Wildlife Habitat sign within Lake Village, smile. You now know you live within a community that cares about our planet and preserving our natural wildlife habitat.
May Is Wildlife Habitat Month
Learn how you can turn your backyard into a wildlife habitat and enjoy the beauty of nature right out your kitchen window. CLICK HERE. 
 
To download the National Wildlife Federation's Garden For Wildlife - Garden Certification Walk-through Checklist CLICK HERE.

 

KIDS WILDLIFE HABITAT CLUB  
BIRD FEEDERS AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP JUNE 4TH, 10:00 TO 11:00 AM.
Great Job, Kids.
 
 
What a fantastic event this was. If you couldn't make it, WE MISSED YOU. 

As you walk around our beautiful community, please pick up discarded trash. Millions of animals are killed by plastics every year, from birds to fish to other marine organisms. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are known to have been affected by plastics. Do your part in keeping our Lake Village Wildlife Habitat safe for wildlife. 

Lake Village Wildlife Habitat Program got a huge kickoff at the Saturday, April 9, 2022 Amphitheater Dedication Ceremony. Dozens of Lake Village Members and kids from all ends of our community gathered together to commit our efforts toward preserving our beautiful wildlife. Guest Speaker, Jane Payne from the Temecula Valley Garden Club saluted Lake Village for introducing this most valuable program. On behalf of the Garden Club, Ms. Payne presented a donation of $100 to the Lake Village Wildlife Habitat program. Ken Dodd, Chair of the Committee welcomed everyone and thanked his committee Debbie Gates, Debbie Neighbors and volunteers, Carlos Burgueno, Averial Centeno, and Fred Johnson. All the kids were treated to a special visit from Thomas the Tank (tortoise). Above the amphitheater proudly stands the new Amphitheater Bird House. This beautiful replica of a church represents our program's cornerstone. May it stand proudly over generations to come.