Press Releases

March 24, 2013
Woodlawn property. Photo by Jim Graham.

New Castle County, Del. — The Conservation Fund is pleased to assist President Obama and the National Park Service in the establishment of the first national monument in Delaware: First State National Monument. The President signed a proclamation today to designate the historic 1,100-acre Woodlawn property in the Brandywine River Valley as part of the new monument under the powers granted to him by the Antiquities Act.  Prior to today’s announcement, The Conservation Fund owned the Woodlawn property, which it donated to the Park Service thanks to an extraordinary donation from Mt. Cuba Center to make this designation possible.

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March 24, 2013
Kayaking along the Brandywine River. Photograph by Whitney Flanagan/The Conservation Fund.
 
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Conservation Fund commends President Obama for establishing five new national monuments, including two that the Fund has helped make possible: the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Dorchester County, Maryland, and the First State National Monument in Delaware and Pennsylvania. The Fund donated two significant properties to the National Park Service for these monuments.

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March 24, 2013
Harriet Tubman. Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Dorchester County, Md. — The Conservation Fund is pleased to assist President Obama and the National Park Service in the establishment of a national monument honoring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, an American hero who escaped slavery but returned repeatedly to the familiar Maryland landscape to lead dozens of family members and friends to freedom along the Underground Railroad.

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March 21, 2013
Photo by Whitney Flanagan/The Conservation Fund.
The Conservation Fund is extremely grateful to President Obama for his commitment to use the Antiquities Act to establish the First State National Monument in Delaware. We are honored to have played an instrumental role in the protection of key historic lands, including the 1,100-acre Woodlawn property in the Brandywine River Valley, as part of this upcoming designation.  Prior to the Presidential proclamation that is scheduled for Monday, March 25, The Conservation Fund owned the Woodlawn property, which it donated to the National Park Service thanks to an extraordinary donation from Mt. Cuba Center to make this designation possible.

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March 21, 2013
Photo courtesy Library of Congress.
The Conservation Fund is extremely grateful to President Obama for his commitment to use the Antiquities Act to establish the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We are honored to have played an instrumental role in the protection of key historic lands for the foundation of the new monument that will pay tribute to an American hero who escaped slavery but returned repeatedly to lead dozens of family members and friends to freedom along the Underground Railroad.

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March 13, 2013
Woodlawn property. Photo by Whitney Flanagan/The Conservation Fund.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Conservation Fund applauds the United States Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources for its swift action in bringing significant public lands bills to the attention of the entire Senate. The committee held a business meeting today and unanimously voted to advance two bills that establish federal protection for nationally-significant historic lands to the full Senate:

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March 4, 2013
Mark Corliss. Pictured: (back row, left to right) Brandon Clark and Trent Griffith and (front row, left to right) Bob Dimezza, Keith Rounds and Mike Rogers. Keene, N.H
Keene, N.H. — As the largest food wholesaler in the United States, C&S Wholesale Grocers is committed to reducing its carbon footprint when storing and shipping food—and that’s making a difference in the air, on the ground and in our streams and rivers.  C&S is working with The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero® program to measure the CO2 emissions from key facilities, and then offset those emissions by planting trees—more than 46,000 so far across 150 acres.

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March 3, 2013
View of the Webb property that has been added to San Juan NHP. Photo by Michael Vouri/NPS.

Friday Harbor, Wash — The National Park Service (NPS) and The Conservation Fund announced today the conservation and addition of a 34-acre property to San Juan Island National Historical Park (NHP) in northwest Washington. The newly protected land, located along 2,500 feet of pristine shoreline on Westcott Bay, will enable the NPS to enhance the park’s educational and recreational offerings at English Camp.

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