The Conservation Fund in the News

May 6, 2021
Emory University — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $4.8 million to the Working Farms Fund to boost support for next-generation farmers in Georgia and create a more resilient food system across metro Atlanta.

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April 27, 2021
Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica — The former home was discovered on property protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Conservation Fund, as an addition to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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April 26, 2021
Deborah Swearingen, Boulder Daily Camera — Long’s Gardens contains Boulder’s oldest community gardens, and a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable agriculture, education and food donations to more than 136,000 Boulder County residents. Now protected, there will be ongoing agriculture and permanent public access.

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April 20, 2021
M'Liss Hinshaw, Cuisine Noir Magazine — What do food justice and fish have in common? Plenty. San Diego, California, with its postcard beaches, has an underserved Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) population in an older part of the city, and a coordinated project is serving this group from the sea to the community.

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April 16, 2021
Em Holter, Daily Press — Folks will now have the opportunity to camp and boat along the York River, enjoy hiking and biking trails and learn about the longstanding history and culture of Native American communities following Machicomoco State Park’s grand opening in Gloucester County.

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April 15, 2021
Bird Watcher's Digest, Dawn Hewitt — After nearly 15 years of hard work, the mile-long Mispillion Harbor shoreline has been secured in perpetuity as a wildlife reserve. Now fully protected, Mispillion Harbor along the Delaware Bay provides critical habitat for spawning horseshoe crabs and the migrating shorebirds that feed on them.

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March 27, 2021
Our Daily Planet, Larry Selzer — Climate change threatens every life support system we rely on—food, water, and biodiversity. The things that keep us alive are at risk, which means we are at risk. We recognize that climate change is the most pressing global challenge we have ever faced, and we must act now.

Read more for The Conservation Fund's President & CEO, Larry Selzer in Our Daily Planet.

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March 3, 2021
Simone Jasper, The Charlotte Observer — Interstate 40 cuts through the mountainous wilderness of North Carolina and Tennessee, posing dangers for animals looking for food and other necessities. While the interstate makes it difficult for animals to meet their basic needs, the roadway also carries the potential for deadly crashes. Now, a new project aims to reduce challenges on a section of interstate that stretches 28 miles near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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