How One Neglected American Town Was Revitalized

When the impending development of a maximum-security prison threatened Bayview’s land, the small Virginia community united with the Nature Conservancy to fight the proposal and improve living conditions. Their collaboration preserved both the environment and the town's heritage. This film was produced by the Nature Conservancy.

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