2011 Press Releases

Campers enjoy a hike at Farm and Wilderness Camp
May 31, 2011

We helped complete a Forest Legacy project that protects 444 acres of private forests for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. The property will continue to be used by Farm & Wilderness for educational and recreational activities during youth summer camps and will remain open for public recreation.

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solar energy installation
May 3, 2011

The Fund’s Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF) has received $300,000 in financing from the Communities at Work Fund™ . This will support lending activities for sustainable natural resource-based businesses, creating jobs in economically distressed regions in North Carolina and southwestern Virginia.

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Nashville skyline
April 14, 2011

Based on our national expertise in green infrastructure planning, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and the Land Trust for Tennessee selected the Fund to lead a team to develop an open space plan for Davidson County. Our goal was to develop the most progressive open space protection strategy in the Southeast. The result is Nashville: Naturally.

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cut logs
March 30, 2011

In a decisive move to strengthen America’s green building standards and protect working forests, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today unveiled a new U.S. Forest Service and USDA strategy to promote the use of wood as a green building material.

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Gettysburg Battlefield
March 25, 2011

The Fund helped save 95 acres that was the location of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The property had been the site of a country club and the Fund worked with the National Park Service to acquire it for inclusion in the Gettysburg National Military Park.

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