Community stewardship of local natural resources, in United States
|The Five Star and Urban Waters program reconnects people with nature by supporting local community led projects that
restore and sustain natural resources within those communities. Projects include nature-based infrastructure, restoration of local waterways, forests and wetlands as well as a strong focus on local engagement, particularly in urban areas and under-served neighborhoods.
NFWF was established by Congress in 1984 to catalyze private investments to conserve fish, wildlife and their habitats. Since its creation NFWF and its grantees have invested $7.4 billion in to more than 20,400 projects while partnering with more than 6,000 organizations.