August 26, 2016
August 25, 2016
August 23, 2016
ASHEVILLE, N.C.— Today a special celebration was held at America’s most visited unit of the National Park System—the Blue Ridge Parkway—to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. With funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), more than 5,300 acres along the Parkway and much of the spectacular views from Waterrock Knob are now permanently protected.
August 5, 2016
LANCASTER & KERSHAW COUNTIES, S.C.—Today South Carolina Senators Vincent Sheheen and Greg Gregory, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and The Conservation Fund joined other state and local officials, community members and private partners to celebrate the completion of an extraordinary effort to conserve more than 14 miles of Lake Wateree shoreline. At an event today at the recently-established Liberty Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA), more than 3,400 acres were dedicated as the Austin Sheheen Sr. Natural Resources Area in memory of the former Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce president and dedicated public servant. Mr. Sheheen not only dedicated his life to public service but also established a legacy for his children and grandchildren, who have so passionately followed in his footsteps.
August 4, 2016
July 28, 2016
ARLINGTON, Va.—Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food, presented in partnership by CSX and The Conservation Fund.
July 22, 2016
Pocatello, Idaho—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in partnership with The Conservation Fund and landowners Gordon and Theresa Prouse, has permanently protected 400 acres within Blackfoot River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). Thanks to $900,000 in funding from America’s premier conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the conservation of this property will enhance public access to the area’s high quality recreational opportunities, such as fishing, camping, hunting and boating.
July 8, 2016
Barker is a Director at Boston Consulting Group, where she leads internal consulting and operational re-design efforts for senior leadership. Boston Consulting Group is a worldwide management consulting firm operating in 82 offices and 46 countries, advising clients in private, public and nonprofit sectors.