Learn about your neighborhood, and our city, at a glance. Common Council representative and member of the Norwalk Land Trust, Lisa Shanahan, and H2H Coordinator Katie Blake will demonstrate how we can all use these maps to better understand the conservation issues our city faces. Connectivity, Ecology, Urban Heat Island Effect, Equity and Social Factors, Flood Risk, Recreation Opportunities, and Public Health data were considered when creating the maps.
These maps are a resource available to help you plan and advocate for your community. Come learn how they can help you in:
o Addressing areas most vulnerable to climate change
o Identifying priority open space to protect
o Ensuring equitable access to nature
o Creating connected corridors of wildlife habitat
The maps are the result of The Norwalk Urban Conservation Mapping Pilot Project, an initiative of the H2H Regional Conservation Partnership in partnership with the Norwalk Land Trust. They were born out of a need for a new conservation mapping model that could be utilized by cities and towns across the H2H region to identify priority locations in need of conservation, protection, or restoration.