About the Committee

Home Owners Assoc., volunteer committee works on keeping Broadlands actively engaged in its Community Wildlife Habitats™ project and National Wildlife Federation requires the Habitat Team and community members to participate in post-certification activities and submit yearly updates. This project creates a place where people, flora and fauna can all flourish. 


Who We Are


Oya Simpson
Certified Virginia Master Naturalist
NWF Habitat Steward
Landscape for Life Trainer


Patti Bottcher
Alla Doroshkevych
Bryn Pavkov 
Jennifer Sikora
Michael Simpson
Karyn Thompson,
Certified in Sustainable Landscapes, GWU

Yearly minimum goals are set by NWF and can be found at NWF Community Annual Goals. Join the thousands of wildlife enthusiasts across the country that have been recognized for creating havens for neighborhood wildlife in their very own yards. These individuals have provided the essential elements for healthy and sustainable wildlife habitats and have earned the distinction of being part of National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program.  When you certify with your application fee of $25, you’ll receive all these great benefits:

  • A personalized certificate that recognizes your NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat™.
  • A free NWF membership which includes a full year’s subscription to the award-winning National Wildlife® magazine.
  • A free subscription to the quarterly e-newsletter, Habitats, full of insightful tips and information on gardening and attracting wildlife year after year.
  • Your name listed in NWF’s National registry of certified habitats…to recognize all you’ve done for wildlife.

And, once you complete your application, you’ll be eligible to purchase the “wildly” popular Certified Wildlife Habitat™ yard sign that shows your commitment to conserving wildlife. All you need to do is provide elements from each of the following areas:

  • Food Sources. For example: Native plants, seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, nectar
  • Water. For example: Birdbath, pond, water garden, stream
  • Places for Cover. For example: Thicket, rock pile, birdhouse
  • Places to Raise Young. For example: Dense shrubs, vegetation, nesting box, pond
  • Sustainable Gardening. For example: Mulch, compost, rain garden, chemical-free fertilizerWhen you complete your yard and ready, visit: Certify Your Backyard

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