Wildlife Habitat Program

The Lake Village Wildlife Habitat Program depends heavily on the donations and sponsorships of our members. Your support goes directly to purchasing materials used in our Kid's Wildlife Habitat Club workshops and Wildlife Habitat Program infrastructure needs, such as, the Wildlife Habitat Amphitheater, Wildlife Habitat Garden Wall, Children's Pollinator Garden, and Wildlife Education. To download the Lake Village Wildlife Habitat Program Donation and Sponsorship Form, CLICK HERE. 
The Community of Lake Village is a recognized Certified Wildlife Habitat by 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.

Fin's Foul & Fur 
Committee Chair Kenneth Dodd presents his Bi-Monthly Video Update on our Wildlife Habitat Program
 May 2023 - Fin's Foul & Fur Update

New Wildlife Habitat Program Infrastructures:
We are excited to be soon installing our Wildlife Habitat Amphitheater Monument Sign as well as three new learning components to the Center. Each will be included in various aspects of our wildlife learning experience: 
Wildlife Habitat Amphitheater Monument Sign: Our new full-color interpretive sign will present our new Amphitheater to members and visitors alike. 
Critter Hop: A most unusual hopscotch featuring hand-crafted and painted Lake Village critters each numbered and ready for playing hopscotch. 
Bird Village: We're very excited about this collection of hand-painted birdhouses, each painted by one of the Kids Wildlife Habitat Club members. Standing proudly next to our amphitheater kids will enjoy seeing their birdhouse becoming the home of future hatchlings. 
Children's Pollinator Garden: Located between the amphitheater and wrought iron fence, these three above-ground planter boxes will become a central learning platform for learning the science of planting, feeding, cultivating, and watering.
  Wildlife Habitat Amphitheater Sign            Critter Hop
  Wildlife Habitat Bird Village                          Children's Pollinator Gardens


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 
Adult's Habitat Garden 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

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.
The Wildlife Habitat Amphitheater is currently being relocated inside the Halliday Park fence. The new site promises to deliver a remarkable experience for our Adult and Kids Wildlife Habitat Workshop events. As a wildlife education center it will serve as the hub for our children's pollinator gardens, adult's wildlife habitat garden wall, and  habitat education for generations to come.
A new addition to our Wildlife Habitat Amphitheater is our Children's Pollinator Garden
  • Toddlers through teens can plant seeds, water, weed, and care for a garden
  • Each child will be introduced to the wonders of the natural world. Gardening for wildlife allows children an immediate way to make a real difference for wildlife and the environment.
  • Adults can help and engage children.
Our vision includes a playground where children of all ages can climb atop honeycomb steps, slide down a tree stump overflowing with golden honey and crawl inside hollow trees where bees make their abodes.
Provides opportunities for children to use their imagination and explore the world of our critter's habitat needs through interactive lesson boards. 
Soon to be under construction, this habitat garden will provide a much needed boundary wall between the basketball court and the lake. It will also provide multiple above ground planter boxes for members to enjoy lessons on gardening. And don't forget the addition of park benches  offering uninterrupted views of the lake.