Sharon told me to be on the lookout for the posting of the Brooklyn Centre National Wildlife Community registration, and it is now on the www.nwf.org website at http://www.nwf.org/community/cwhsites.cfm#brooklyncentre. I believe that Sharon and Gloria told me this is the first registration in the country of an urban area. Here's the copy:
Brooklyn Centre, OH
- Registered: November, 2008
- Population: 12,400
- Located in the city of Cleveland
Brooklyn Centre is an older, inner-city neighborhood with good public access to Major Cuyahoga Metro Parks and other green spaces. A dense population of old-growth trees line the residential streets. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is located within the neighborhood, and has helped make residents aware of protecting wildlife and habitat. The annual Brooklyn Centre Garden Tour calls the neighborhood “a small town in the heart of a big city”.