Two weeks ago, in Questions to Ask Ourselves,” Lightning Update explored how the land conservation community should — must — act to respond to the gross inequities experienced by Black Americans and other communities of color. The conversation is continuing in America. 

This week, Lightning Update highlights a special opportunity, provided by the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, co-convener of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership and manager of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. 

The NPS is hosting a candid conversation among a group of distinguished Black professionals in

the conservation community. The group will explore the intersection of race, history, and the outdoors, and its relationship to shared work in connecting people with and conserving Chesapeake’s important places. Participants in the Partnership, the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, and the Chesapeake Bay Program are invited to listen in. We hope you can make it. 


Lightning Update is a regular communication of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions of the Partnership or member organizations.
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Support for the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership is provided by:
National Park Service Chesapeake
EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
USDA Forest Service
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Chesapeake Conservancy

The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership is co-convened by: