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Invite nature into your Backyard!

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FortWhyte’s Naturescape program empowers you to transform your outdoor space into a habitat for Manitoba flora and fauna by incorporating elements that enhance biodiversity: food, water, shelter, and space.

Naturescape allows you access to inspiring and diverse presentations and workshops, advice from our helpline, visits to our indoor and outdoor exhibits, plus a variety of kid’s programs.

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Why get certified?

Like all other organisms, humans are part of the web of life and depend on many different species for survival. We need insects to pollinate the crops, plants to purify our water, trees for oxygen production and climate control, bacteria and fungi for nutrient cycling, and ants and worms for soil generation.

These are only some of the natural services that keep our planet healthy. Unfortunately, Manitoba’s biodiversity is declining. Did you know that currently there are 41 critically endangered Manitoban species? By increasing biodiversity in your piece of the planet, you will be supporting the stability and resiliency of our natural ecosystem.

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Get certified!

To acknowledge your steps in encouraging and increasing biodiversity, FortWhyte Alive will endorse and certify your property.

To be certified, your habitat must provide food, water, shelter and space as suggested on the checklist. Once your project is complete, just fill out the checklist and send it along with your name, address, e-mail and three photographs of your yard.

Naturescape Coodinator

FortWhyte Alive
1961 McCreary Road
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9

Minna Goulet

Bilingual Interpreter & Sustainability Coordinator


(204) 989-8355 x 207