Press Releases

December 2, 2014
Creation of Lindsay Street Park in Atlanta will help improve water quality for Proctor Creek, a tributary of the Chattahoochee River.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—
More than two dozen NGOs including conservation and outdoor recreation organizations announced their endorsement today for the Urban Water Federal Partnership, a collaboration of 14 federal agencies that aims to boost local economies and create jobs by restoring waterways and their surrounding communities.

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November 23, 2014
Garrity Mountain WMA. Photo by Mark Sommer.
ANACONDA, Mont.—The Conservation Fund and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) announced today the protection and addition of 640 acres to the Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) west of Anaconda. This project was made possible with funding from the Natural Resource Damage Protection Program, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), FWP and the Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust.   

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November 11, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Conservancy of Southewest Florida.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation, a program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced today the release of “A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region.” This landmark report unites multiple partners to identify priority focus areas for land conservation and economic revival in the Gulf of Mexico.

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November 6, 2014
Chief of Staff Griffin (in white) presents O’Day with her award on behalf of Governor O’Malley.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—On November 6, Governor Martin O’Malley named Jodi R. O’Day Chesapeake Bay Ambassador, in recognition of her work in land conservation.  The honor comes as O’Day, a vice-president and regional counsel of The Conservation Fund, marks 30 years of work to advance Maryland’s land conservation programs and environmental protection.  The Maryland Governor awards the Chesapeake Bay Ambassador on a case-by-case basis in recognition of significant contributions to Maryland’s natural resources.  

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November 5, 2014
Photo by Sean Gardner

BATON ROUGE, La.—Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and The Conservation Fund released an innovative vision for the wild places that make Louisiana the Sportsman’s Paradise. The 2014 Master Plan for Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges maps and evaluates every inch of the state’s rich tapestry of ecological and recreational resources – including 1.6 million acres managed by LDWF – and establishes a comprehensive strategic direction for management, future conservation, connectivity and restoration of these public lands.

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November 4, 2014
Photo by Seth-Patterson. Courtesy of USFWS

HARLINGEN, Texas—The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today the protection of 7,428 acres of ranch land near Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Willacy County. The land, protected through a conservation easement granted by the Frank Yturria family, provides vital habitat for two endangered species, the ocelot and the aplomado falcon.

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November 2, 2014
Richard Joyner at 2014 Purpose Prize celebration. Photo by S. Smith Patrick, courtesy Encore.org.

 “The Conservation Fund congratulates Reverend Richard Joyner, Founder and Director of Conetoe Family Life Center, for receiving the 2014 Purpose Prize, which recognizes social innovators over 60 who are working to advance the social good in their communities and around the world.  We were honored to nominate Reverend Joyner for this award because his work truly deserves national attention for its effectiveness in addressing chronic health problems, improving nutrition and the educational performance of youth and growing leadership and a strong community through a 25-acre community farm. 

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October 28, 2014
Land-Based Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
“We are very pleased that salmon produced at The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute have achieved the top Best-Choice (Green) sustainability ranking by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.  The ranking specifically recognizes farmed Atlantic salmon produced in land-based closed containment Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS).

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