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Fairview Heights Neighborhood Meeting

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Fairview Heights Neighborhood Meeting

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Environmental Justice, Neighborhood Strengths & Assets

What does environmental justice mean to you?

  • Not a difference of response time or allocation of resources.
  • Treat all neighborhoods equally.
  • Response time should be the same.
  • Listening to what the neighborhood wants.

Neighborhood Strengths and Assets

  • Virginia University of Lynchburg
  • Less crime
  • Desmond T. Doss History
  • Churches
  • Otabenga History
  • Stores are accessible – grocery store other stores
  • Convenient stores, drug store
  • Younger Park
  • Fairview Heights Center
  • People look out for each other – good neighbors
  • Lawyer offices and other business – Community Bank
  • Jubilee Neighborhood Center – Sterling Wilder
  • South Lynchburg Church

Exploring the Issues: Heat, Flooding, Hazardous Materials & Other


  • Increase of heat on Otey Street
  • Lots of trees and greenery
  • Reduction of trees on Ridge Avenue and Florida Avenue near the Food Lion
  • Community Garden not in use


  • Tazewell near South Lynchburg
  •  Traffic runs into Fisher Creek
  • City blames flooding on the yard when called

Hazardous Material & Other

  • Norfolk Southern
  • Concerned that Candler’s Oil and Starling Fuel might have hazardous material

Opportunities for Change


  • Go to City Council meetings
  • Go to neighbors to bring others together
  • Sign Petition
  • Host more sessions like this
  • Vote
  • Educate myself

Do With Others

  • Fairview Heights recognition
  • Hold institutions accountable to put up or shut up
  • Institutions and the local government do
  • Host community meetings
  • Follow through
  • See the neighborhood environment
  • Mosby & Campbell Church
  • Apply for grants – programs for the center
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The Resilience Calendar

  • 2023 Tree Steward Symposium
    Date: September 22, 2023

    Registration includes lunch, refreshments & admission to our evening social on Friday, September 22 at Maury Park. Saturday's event is FREE for all.

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  • Extreme Disturbances and Climate Change
    Date: September 26, 2023

    This virtual workshop is open to natural and cultural resource managers, especially in Tribal Nations and the southern United States, and others who want to learn more about the science of extreme disturbances, their…

  • Climate-Driven Changes in Prescribed Fire in the Southeastern U.S.
    Date: September 26, 2023

    The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET.

    Learn more and register here.

  • White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) Virtual Public Meeting
    Date: September 26, 2023

    This free meeting is open to all members of the public. Individual registration is REQUIRED and is available through the scheduled end time of the meeting day.

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