Thursday, December 7, 2023

James City County Issues Survey about Heritage and Cultural Features

James City County is asking citizens to take a survey. (Courtesy of James City County)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — James City County (JCC) is asking residents to share their thoughts about the heritage and cultural features they love in the County.

Residents are invited to participate in the Natural and Cultural Assets Map Survey, which allows them to review six draft maps developed as part of the Natural and Cultural Assets planning effort.

The effort includes natural habitats, agriculture, forestry, water resources, cultural resources and recreation.

After reviewing the draft maps, citizens can share their thoughts on important heritage and cultural resource areas that should be added to the maps, such as scenic views, favorite birding spots, walking or biking areas, historic sites or places that support agriculture.

The Natural and Cultural Assets planning effort began in fall 2021 in support of the 2035 Strategic Plan and 2045 Comprehensive Plan to map and plan for the County’s natural and cultural assets.

JCC stated that mapping these areas can help efforts to plan appropriately for them, from private landowner decisions about managing or developing their property to County decisions about where to plan infrastructure projects.

The online survey is available here, and and paper surveys are available at the JCC Library and the JCC Recreation Center through March 7.

Visit here for more information.

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