CLEAR aims to minimize environmental disasters

The Fredericksburg area can better prepare for economic growth, creating “green” jobs and mitigating natural disasters.

Those are a few of the objectives in a new regional planning effort spearheaded by the University of Mary Washington and a group of area businesses and community partners.

The Climate, Environment and Readiness-CLEAR-plan would create a framework to discuss and help resolve climate change-imposed risks on families, cultural sites, the economy, natural resources and green spaces.

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