Register Now – We Need to Talk

Register Now – We Need to Talk

The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay and the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership invite you to listen in on a candid conversation among a diverse group of six distinguished professionals working at the intersection of public health, equity, and conservation. We...
Weigh in on a New Public Health Goal

Weigh in on a New Public Health Goal

Access to the water, parks, green space, healthy foods, and more are all related to land conservation. And all among the many components of public health. (Photos (clockwise from top left): MDDNR; Google Maps; Doherty) The connections between land conservation and...
Want to Buy a Flooding Risk?

Want to Buy a Flooding Risk?

Realtor.com is now displaying two different indicators for flooding risk for all properties. Last week Realtor.com began displaying flood hazard information for each of the 110 million homes currently listed on its site. It is the only major on-line real estate...
Redline Heat

Redline Heat

Groundwork RVA, a community-based non-profit in Richmond, Virginia, is working to build climate safe neighborhoods in communities where the ramifications of historic redlining are still ubiquitous. (Image: Groundwork RVA) It’s summer. It’s hot. But it’s more than just...
Farms Under Threat

Farms Under Threat

A 2020 report by the American Farmland Trust assesses farmland preservation policies by state and sets out a call to action to strengthen them. (All graphics: Farms Under Threat/AFT) Recently Lightning Update explored implications of the pandemic on farming in part 1...
Redressing Land Wrongs

Redressing Land Wrongs

In 1910, Black farmers owned about 15 million acres of farmland in the U.S. That amount has declined dramatically due to a variety of discriminatory practices, one of many “land wrongs.” (Photo: Black farmers in the Gravel Hill area of Henrico County,...