Lambertville is a vibrant city, welcoming to one and all, perched on the Delaware River and surrounded by a lush landscape. With so much development crowded into our 1.1 square mile, however, our natural surroundings have lost many of their original native plants and wildlife habitat. But we can help to change that.
There is a complex web of give and take between native plants and wildlife. The plants provide food and shelter to the insects and animals, which in turn help the plants survive through pollination and seed dispersal.
By adding native plants, water, and shelter to our yards and gardens, we can make Lambertville a more welcoming place for birds, butterflies, and even people. At the same time, the plants we use will help reduce stormwater runoff by capturing rainwater on their leaf surfaces, will protect the soil from erosion by buffering the impact of raindrops, and will take up pollution and keep it out of our river, streams, reservoirs, and wells.
In July 2019 Lambertville became a certified Community Wildlife Habitat, an achievement made possible through the efforts of the many residents who actively support wildlife habitats. Lambertville Goes Wild will ensure that we maintain this certification by continuing our outreach and education work, and we hope that this milestone will inspire you. Please join us in making our city even more wildlife-friendly by certifying your property as a Garden for Wildlife.
Our native plants and animals have evolved here together over thousands of years.
They depend on each other for their very existence.