Shell Point named Certified Wildlife Habitat by NWF
Shell Point Retirement Community was recently designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
By employing sustainable practices and offering wildlife opportunities for natural sources of food, water for drinking and bathing, cover from weather and predators, and places to raise young, it satisfied the essential elements required to earn the distinction.
“Residents and staff alike appreciate the great beauty that surrounds Shell Point,” Vice President of Operations Adam Hinds said. “Achieving this designation reflects our commitment to honoring the wildlife who also call Shell Point home.”
Located on the Caloosahatchee River, Shell Point is surrounded by mangroves, trees and lakes that attract numerous wildlife, including a variety of birds, otters, turtles, dolphin, manatee and fish.
“The natural setting of Shell Point’s 700-acre campus is a welcoming habitat for a robust wildlife population,” Director of Landscape Operations Steve Morton said. “We were named a Certified Wildlife Habitat because of our conscientious planning and sustainable approach to landscaping, with plenty of native plants and planted littorals along our water areas.”
A sign commemorating its status was placed near the wetlands across from the Tribby Arts Center.