Cities are having an ever-increasing impact on nature. By 2050, it is estimated that 70 percent of the world’s population—more than 6 billion people—will live in urban areas.
The Nature Conservancy has established a global cities program and a network of 20 cities in the U.S with the goal of changing the relationship between cities and nature. We know that using natural solutions to many of the challenges facing urban areas can create more livable communities, and a world where people and nature thrive together.
In Wilmington, our strategies include promoting nature-based solutions to address a wide variety of social and environmental challenges and demonstrating the efficacy of our projects through sound research and evaluation. We are also working to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards and engage residents in citizen science research to improve water quality and the health of urban forests. Finally, we are working with the City and community partners to develop policies that tackle the challenge of making Wilmington a more sustainable place to live.
Find out more about our work and join our effort to ensure people and nature flourish together.
Melisa is working with the chapter’s Urban Conservation program as we work to “green” several vacant lots in the City of Wilmington.
Help to protect Wilmington’s drinking water supply, learn about watershed conservation issues, and join a community of like-minded individuals by becoming a Stream Steward.
An innovative funding mechanism for protection of the Brandywine-Christina watershed aims to ensure a healthy, long-term water supply for people and nature.
The purpose of the South Wilmington Wetlands Park is to create a stormwater management facility, restore and enhance existing wetlands, and create a new park for the community.