The Conservation Fund in the News

July 10, 2021
Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post — Machicomoco State Park along the York River opened this spring. Officials hope it will shed light on the American Indians who have long called the area home.

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July 1, 2021
Lisa Martin, The Land Report — Last November, one of the largest conservation transactions in the history of Minnesota closed when PotlatchDeltic Corporation sold 72,440 acres of timberland to The Conservation Fund for $48 million.

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June 22, 2021
Richard Stradling, The Raleigh News & Observer — The Town of Garner and national land conservation group, The Conservation Fund, are buying 86.5 acres for a future park that will also help protect the county’s drinking water supply.

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June 10, 2021
Martín Bilbao, The Olympian — More than 1,500 acres west of Tenino, Washington will be conserved through a deal between nonprofit, The Conservation Fund, and the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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June 8, 2021
Joshua Partlow and Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post — Late last month, nearly 90 percent of the Pedro Bay Corporation’s shareholders voted to let The Conservation Fund, an environmental nonprofit organization, buy conservation easements on more than 44,000 acres and make the land off limits to future development — including the mining road.

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June 3, 2021
Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY — The 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery was a watershed moment in the fight for Black Americans’ voting rights, but wouldn’t have been possible without a few helping hands along the way. Three African American farm owners along the 54-mile route offered their properties as campsites for the marchers on the four-day trek, housing iconic civil rights activists including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and John Lewis. Fifty-six years later, those campsites are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.

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May 29, 2021
Staff Reporter, The Associated Press — Nonprofit group, The Conservation Fund, says it has bought more than 6,150 acres of forest to be kept in conservation in southeast Georgia.

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May 27, 2021
Brian Vinci, IntraFish — Entrepreneurs, risk-takers, tech developers and others have been pushing forward recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for decades, and they know the challenges that lie ahead. Brian Vinci, director of The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute, discusses more.

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