The Westhampton Lake is a cultural monument on campus and one of the University of Richmond's most prominent features. Prospective students have made college decisions based on the lake's beauty and alumni look forward to returning to the waterfront to reminisce about their college experience. The significance of place attachment that members of the Richmond community hold toward the lake imbues great value on the lake as a key geographic element of campus (Devine-Wright, 2013). However, our community suffers from a lack of knowledge around the health and sustainability of this dearly beloved body of water. Over the course of the semester, our mission has been to collect and analyze information to educate and advise the student body and faculty on the health and sustainability of Westhampton Lake.
Poster prepared for the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar/Geography Capstone.
Ahnell, Kendel, Yaz Nuñez, and Natasha Rathlev. "Climate Change and the Westhampton Lake." Poster for Environmental Studies Senior Seminar/Geography Capstone, University of Richmond, April 21, 2014.