The National Wildlife Federation has declared Brighton School’s campus garden a Certified Wildlife Habitat site.
Students and staff began work on the garden’s restoration in March under the supervision of Brighton teacher Rosa Duarte. The school’s overhaul of its campus schoolyard has underway for many months with everyone from the local community using their time and skills to help bring new life to the outdoor space.
“Everyone at Brighton is thrilled to receive this special recognition from The National Wildlife Federation, a testament to our dedication in preserving the environment,” said Rosa Duarte the Brighton teacher responsible for leading the project. “I am deeply thankful to everyone who took part in beautifying our campus for the entire Lynnwood community to enjoy. The project will continue to give our students an opportunity to practice their leadership skills, use team work and establish a lifelong appreciation for the environment.”
Brighton’s new garden will serve as an educational outdoor space where students and families can gather to learn about the environment while being surrounded by nature. Throughout the school year, students will see firsthand how flowers are pollinated and learn about the lifecycle of butterflies and bees. Together, Brighton faculty and students worked with professionals at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Project to turn the area into a healthy, thriving garden that will be maintained for years to come.
This eco-friendly garden will provide a natural habitat for native birds, butterflies, bees, frogs and other indigenous wildlife and plant life. As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Brighton School joins NWF’s roll of more than 150,000 certified habitats nationwide.