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Beechwood Inn - Certified Wildlife Habitat Designation
Beechwood Inn Bed and Breakfast Earns Certified Wildlife Habitat Designation
release – June 1, 2012
NWF Certifies New Wildlife Habitat in Clayton, Georgia, a Bed and Breakfast for the Birds!
Clayton, Georgia June 1 2012: The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) announces that the property of Beechwood Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in Clayton is now recognized as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat Site. The property attracts a variety of birds, butterflies and other animals by providing a wildlife-friendly landscape.
Owners David and Gayle Darugh said Beechwood Inn is already identified as an Eco-friendly green lodging in Georgia but they wanted to go a step further and secure official certification for Wildlife Habitat they have created on the property. The property consists of 5 acres within the City of Clayton, and includes old growth trees, hedges, shrubs, trees bearing fruit and nuts, and plenty of cover for birds and other wildlife to rear their young
David says “Over the last 12 years we have added many native plants, water-gardens, nesting boxes, birdhouses, feeders for birds and hummingbirds, berry bushes and host plants for caterpillars to live on and that attract butterflies. We constructed a woodland trail to offer our guests an opportunity to stroll through the variety of habitats that are available for wildlife. We know our guests appreciate the variety of wildlife that can be viewed from the inn and its gardens.”
The National Wildlife Foundation began the Wildlife Habitat Certification Program in 1973 and has since certified more than 90,000 habitats nationwide. Certified habitats can be found everywhere from homes to hospitals, places of worship to community parks, corporate buildings to municipal facilities. In addition to providing for wildlife, certified habitats conserve natural resources by reducing or eliminating the need for fertilizers, pesticides or irrigation water, which ultimately protects the air, soil and water. The mission of the NWF is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for their children's future. For information, visit www.nwf.org .
Gayle says "We are proud of this certification and hope it inn-spires others to do the same. We also hope that our efforts to construct and protect habitats that attract wildlife to our grounds will influence the traveling public when selecting lodging. The next time you visit a box-hotel, with a concrete parking lot and cookie-cutter rooms, think of the alternatives out there, the small family-owned and operated lodging establishments that care about the environment and wildlife.”
It is Beechwood Inn’s mission to be the best bed and breakfast in Georgia, providing the highest level of hospitality and guest experience while preserving and promoting the unique historical and environmentally sensitive nature of the property and the area. Our goal is to minimize our use of natural resources while still providing a magnificent guest experience.
Visit our website to learn
more about Beechwood Inn’s Environmental friendly practices."http://www.beechwoodinn.ws/