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Greer South Carolina - City earns Community Wildlife Certification 20 May 2022 ( news )
Greer , state South Carolina ( By Press Release office)
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The certification will be presented during an 11 a . m . program at the Center for the Arts Park located at 804 Trade St .
The public is invited to the ceremony , which will include the dedication of the City ' s newest butterfly garden at the park ' s Little Free Library . Mayor Rick Danner will speak along with GCWHP Project Manager Kelly Long and SCWF Habitat education Manager Jay Keck .
The City of Greer
become South Carolina’s first Monarch City USA in 2019 after Mayor Dinner planted a butterfly garden in his backyard . T
he Greer Council of Garden Clubs then honored the memory of Nancy Welch with a butterfly garden in GreerCity Park . Last year , the Parks and Recreation department opened a butterfly garden at the Kids Planet Playground .
To reach eligibility as a Community Wildlife Habitat , the SCWF team helped certify more than 700 local properties as wildlife habitats , led initiatives to remove invasive species in the area , and engaged local schools , garden clubs and churches in educational events on the importance of habitat restoration . South Carolina has the second highest number of Certified Wildlife Habitats per capita compared to every state in the United States .
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