Crossville has a chance to become certified with the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat Community.
According to officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the city can start that process by applying for the National Wildlife Federation Program.
TWRA spokeswoman Mimi Barnes said becoming a Habitat Community can be a huge benefit for the city.
“Another good reason to have the certification is beautification. It really encourages residents to utilize native plants and to plant flower gardens and trees. Also, community engagement in getting families outside into nature, which promotes healthier cities and communities,” Barnes said.
Barnes also noted that the certification could also bring Crossville some notoriety as nearly 100 Wildlife Habitat Communities exist nationwide and only one in Tennessee.
Crossville officials will be meeting with the county environmental committee see if they would be interested in some sort of partnership involving the initiative