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Camp Security: A Revolutionary War POW Camp Camp Security

We helped Springettsbury Township, in York County, Pennsylvania, save Camp Security, the site of a Revolutionary War prisoner-of-war camp. Camp Security is one of only a handful of POW camps established during the Revolutionary War era that have not been… Read More

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Wisconsin? Consider this: Just 15,000 years ago, during what is known as the Ice Age, the northern U.S.—including Wisconsin—was blanketed with mile-thick glaciers. There’s perhaps no better way… Read More

Parks With Purpose: Atlanta Map of Proctor North Avenue

The Fund has been working for more than a decade to establish parks and green space in Atlanta. As part of our effort, we’re working with local partners in the Proctor North Avenue section of the city, stretching from the… Read More

Conservation Efforts In Detroit Ivan LaBianca

With a generation of young adults leaving in droves to find work, population decline is a serious issue with far-reaching consequences in Detroit. Once home to 1.9 million people, Detroit now has just 700,000 residents, leaving an estimated 30,000 acres of distressed land. Its… Read More

Lake Michigan Beach Clean Up Goes To The Dogs dog and handler tracking in canal

The white-sand beaches and charming Lake Michigan communities in southwest Michigan known as Harbor Country are popular weekend getaway destinations for many Chicagoans.  But in the past four years, visitors to the beaches here have been turned away 19 times. … Read More

Educational Tall Ship In San Francisco tall ship illustration

The Conservation Fund supports efforts to protect places where children can get outdoors and learn about nature. Often those projects involve protecting land or saving camps, but sometimes a one-of-a-kind project comes along. That’s what happened back in 2012 when we… Read More

An Emerald Necklace For Los Angeles Gibson Mariposa Park. Photo by Cameron McIntyre.

As one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, the Los Angeles region should be leading the country in park and recreation opportunities, but, sadly, it is not. In fact, in Los Angeles County, only 36 percent of children live within… Read More

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Buckeye Forest (formerly known as Preservation Ranch) is the latest installment in The Conservation Fund’s North Coast Forest Conservation Initiative. In 2013, our Working Forest Fund, with support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, enabled the purchase of the nearly 20,000-acre property… Read More

Delaware’s “First State National Monument” Woodlawn property, future National Park

The Obama Administration designated the First State National Monument in Delaware on March 25, 2013. Finally, more than 140 years after America’s first national park was created, all 50 states are represented in our park system. The new monument includes… Read More

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park Photograph of Harriet Tubman/Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Harriet Tubman was a true American hero. Born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tubman spent nearly 30 years of her life as a slave. She escaped but repeatedly returned to Dorchester and Caroline counties to rescue other African Americans, leading them… Read More

Success Pond Mahoosuc Mountains

The people and land are inexorably linked in North Country New Hampshire, with no greater example than in the Mahoosuc Range and White Mountains, along the Androscoggin River, a landscape that has defined life and provided livelihoods in this region… Read More