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The below resources were shared by Summit participants and speakers.
For Conservation/Environmental Groups:
- NAAEE Community Engagement Guidelines
- DEIJ in Action Guide for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
- Diversity & the Conservation Movement (from NAAEE & Audubon)
- An example for recreation for regional information is the Virginia Outdoors Plan
- An example of a free mapping tool for certain assets is DCR’s Natural Heritage Data Explorer - https://vanhde.org/ and click ‘map’ then click through the layers of interest to turn the models on including ConserveVirginia
- Virginia Outdoors Plan mapping tool may also be useful for recreation opportunity layers
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation website for more information on planning use grants.
Virginia Statewide Grant Opportunities: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/constituent-services/grants/
For Solar Development/Renewable Energy:
- American Solar Grazing Association
- Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA)
- Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia
- Appalachian Voices
- National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL)
- Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN)
- VA Department of Mines Minerals and Energy (DMME)
- VA Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Language and Access:
- National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
- Mayan League
- Article: The National Park Service (NPS) and Corazón Latino are collaborating to develop culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate materials and experiences for Latinx communities at sites within the NPS Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.