MAPPING ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE IN THE YADKIN RIVER BASIN
Environmental Justice Advocate with Yadkin Riverkeeper
We are identifying and empowering environmental justice communities in the Yadkin River Basin by creating an interactive StoryMap designed to amplify local stories of environmental injustice. The StoryMap will include interviews with residents of these communities and will provide resources to enhance knowledge of associated environmental injustices. The goal of the StoryMap is to generate awareness of local EJ Communities of Concern by highlighting areas of cumulative impact, such as pollution burden and population demographics. This StoryMap and its associated data portal will be accessible to the public and is intended to educate residents within the Yadkin River watershed, enhance local knowledge and public awareness of water quality issues, and empower residents to support local EJ efforts.