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April 18, 2022| Support our Efforts
Photo by Jerry Monkman.

Every year Earth Day reminds us that nature provides life-sustaining sources of nourishment, energy and shelter, and we must each do our part to take care of the planet. Today the intensifying impacts of climate change demand that we pay closer attention and take action to tackle the challenges facing our environment more than just one day a year. 

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April 5, 2022| Support our Efforts
Photo by Olivia Jackson.

This month we’ll be celebrating the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day—and the official 2022 Earth Day theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” We are so thankful for the supporters who’ve been doing just that by investing in nature with The Conservation Fund over the years. We were curious about what sparks our donors’ love of nature and sense of urgency to protect our planet, so we reached out to a handful of them to find out.

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December 29, 2021| Support our Efforts
Photo by EcoPhotography.

Jodi O’Day’s wise counsel and personal dedication to the work of The Conservation Fund over the last 25 years have led to the protection of over 771,500 acres of land and an immeasurable impact on the lives of her colleagues at The Conservation Fund and the conservation community more broadly. We celebrate her retirement after a stellar career and know that our organization is stronger and better because of Jodi’s contributions. She has shown by example that excellence can be achieved every day.

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December 29, 2021| Support our Efforts
Photo by John Fielder.

Tom Macy has been with The Conservation Fund since the very beginning. In fact, Tom joined before the Fund was even an official organization, and he has witnessed it grow and evolve over the past 36 years. As he retires at the end of 2021, we look back with wonder and pride on Tom’s amazing four-decade-long conservation career. Thank you, Tom, for everything.

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December 29, 2021| Support our Efforts
Photo courtesy USFWS.

Beyond working tirelessly to conserve large parts of Alaska, Glenn Elison is best known for being resourceful, resilient, and genuinely fun to be around. As Glenn retires from The Conservation Fund at the end of 2021, we pause to reflect and thank him for his remarkable contributions.

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December 27, 2021| Support our Efforts
Belted kingfisher at Pelican River Forest. Photo by Jay Brittain.

Urgent issues like climate change and food access need fast, innovative solutions. From protecting large, intact forests that store carbon and remove CO2 from the atmosphere, to supporting local farmers and food hubs that improve our supply and accessibility—we’ve had an exciting year of change-making. See for yourself some of our top 2021 conservation wins you surely don’t want to miss.

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November 29, 2021| Support our Efforts
Photo by Jerry Monkman.

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November 15, 2021| Support our Efforts
Photo by Jay Brittain.

While there are many diverse reasons why people support The Conservation Fund, there is one common thread: our donors care deeply about nature. Why people donate can be personal and sometimes complex, but we make the process of how to donate simple by offering several ways to make your tax-deductible charitable gift. No matter why or how you give to The Conservation Fund, we want to thank you for your support. We simply could not do this without you.

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July 1, 2021| Support our Efforts
Photo by Jay Brittain.

The Conservation Fund’s annual report highlights our work at its best—innovative, solution-oriented and committed to addressing America’s most pressing conservation challenges. In 2020, we delivered on our commitment to create a better and more sustainable future for all Americans despite formidable challenges.  

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April 22, 2021| Support our Efforts
Photo by Jay Brittain.

Today, on the 51st annual Earth Day, we hope you can get outdoors and remember what inspires you about nature. To celebrate Earth Day, your online gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar today 4/22 and tomorrow 4/23!

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April 12, 2021| Support our Efforts
Pat Noonan and Rich Erdmann

Something important happened in 1973. Yes, Secretariat won the Triple Crown, and the Endangered Species Act was signed into law. The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, was released to great acclaim, and in what clearly was one of the most profound actions of the year, Martin Cooper of Motorola placed the first public cell phone call to a rival engineer at Bell Labs. But something else happened in 1973 that also was profound, and that was when the Genius met the General. 

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April 6, 2021| Support our Efforts

As we look forward to celebrating Earth Day later this month, we also want to celebrate the donors that help make our work possible. We couldn’t do this work without them! Hear about what motivates our supporters to give to The Conservation Fund on Earth Day and all year long.

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December 28, 2020| Support our Efforts
Photo by Bill Stripling, courtesy of National Audubon Society.

This year has been filled with unprecedented challenges, but exciting conservation still happened across America. Check out some of our efforts that supported wildlife, recreation, and economies while helping to fight climate change throughout the year.

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December 24, 2020| Support our Efforts
Sydney and Tom Macy.

In 1975, an unsuspecting partnership was formed; one that would go on to protect a million acres of land across the American West. This is the story of how a friendship, marriage and passion for the outdoors would define the landscape of Colorado.

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December 21, 2020| Support our Efforts
Photo by Sam Levitan Photography.

Today we honor Peg Kohring, one of our most accomplished, innovative and respected colleagues at The Conservation Fund. She has dedicated her career to land protection and stewardship, and has helped people, plants, animals and the planet along the way. Please join us in thanking and celebrating Peg for all that she does!

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December 7, 2020| Support our Efforts
Photo by David Stubbs.

For me, this time of the year results in reflection; and though 2020 has looked and felt very different than any year I’ve known before, it is with gratitude that I’m writing you. With the presidential election now behind us and the transition to the new Administration underway, I’m returning my attention to some of the top priorities for The Conservation Fund. I am grateful that we have these opportunities to make a real difference on the ground and in people’s lives.

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December 23, 2019| Support our Efforts
Photo courtesy of Jerry Monkman.
We live in a fragile environment, and conversations around how it’s changing—and what we’re doing to help—have never been more prevalent. There is a lot to be done, but it’s important to reflect on and learn from the milestones already achieved alongside our partners and supporters as we gear up for 2020. From protecting some of our nation’s cleanest drinking water to conserving habitat for the East Coast’s highest concentration of bald eagles, conservation across America is scaling up and making momentous impacts. Check out our top five highlights from 2019.

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December 2, 2019| Support our Efforts
Photo credit: Adam Mowery

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