This 422-acre urban forest, located in Fairfield County, is currently at risk of destruction. With a history of serving as a site for munitions manufacturing and testing during World War II, the Woods are set to undergo an environmental cleanup by 2025. However, the current owners have plans to replace this invaluable natural treasure with an unnecessary eco-business park.
WHY THIS MATTERS
The urban forest we're fighting to protect holds an irreplaceable role in our community. As the last remaining urban forest in Fairfield County, it serves as a vital lung, purifying our air, supporting diverse ecosystems, and acting as a natural carbon sink. Its significance goes far beyond being a haven for nature—it holds immense potential for education, green job opportunities, mental and physical well-being, and immersive experiences with the natural world.
Now is the time for us to take action and ensure the preservation of Remington Woods. The fate of Remington Woods hangs in the balance, and we urgently need your support to safeguard it for future generations.
Join us in our efforts to protect this precious habitat and preserve the beauty of its wildlife for years to come.
Life expectancy in Bridgeport is well below the state average. Child asthma hospitalization rates are twice as high as the state average. Datahaven has reported all the outcomes that plague Bridgeport residents -- most can be changed by saving Remington Woods as a green space. Research shows that spending time in nature helps people live longer, happier lives & and children access to healthier air.
Bridgeport's Tree Equity
Bridgeport's Tree Equity Score is incredibly low which is reflected in poor health outcomes experienced by its residents ie. Children, females, Hispanics, non-Hispanic Blacks, and residents of Bridgeport...are disproportionately affected by asthma in Connecticut (The Burden of Asthma in Connecticut Report).
Trees are critical infrastructure that every person in every neighborhood deserves. Trees can help address damaging environmental inequities like air pollution.
Bridgeport's Heat Map
This Climate Change Vulnerability Heat Map shows that Bridgeport, Connecticut faces due to climate change. The map highlights that the entire city is susceptible to the impacts of climate change, such as rising temperatures, increased flooding, and extreme weather events. This is a high-risk community that requires focused conservation efforts and adaptation strategies. It is important to prioritize existing resources and efforts in building resilience, implementing mitigation measures, and protecting the well-being of the community in the face of a changing climate.