Press Releases

May 17, 2017
The Conservation Fund announced the grant recipients for the On Track with Healthy Foods grants program, sponsored by CSX. Nine community- and faith-based groups will receive grants to increase access to healthy foods in vulnerable and underserved communities in North Carolina's Nash and Edgecombe Counties. 

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May 8, 2017
This year, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. and The Conservation Fund celebrate a decade-long partnership to address climate change and habitat loss by protecting and restoring America’s forests.

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May 4, 2017
This release was distributed by United Bank and published here with permission. To view the original posting, click here

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.V.—United Bank, Inc., a subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc., the largest bank holding company headquartered in West Virginia, recently announced the investment of $500,000 in the Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF)

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May 1, 2017
The Conservation Fund, in partnership with Mt. Cuba Center and the Brandywine Conservancy, purchased the historic Beaver Valley property in Concord Township, Pennsylvania. Thanks to generous support from Mt. Cuba Center as well as other private contributions, the national environmental organization acquired the 270-acre property from the Woodlawn Trustees for permanent conservation as open space.

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April 24, 2017
Federal, state, local and private partners gathered at Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge to recognize the partnership working to conserve key lands within the Refuge that will establish a core, protected area and preserve more than five miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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April 19, 2017
The Conservation Fund and The Land Trust for Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Open Space Institute (OSI), have added 1,058 acres to South Cumberland State Park in Marion County. The acquisition connects more than 7,000 acres of protected public and private land, conserves forestland and cove habitat from future development, and protects scenic views from the Fiery Gizzard trail.

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April 12, 2017
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently added nearly 3,000 acres to Bird Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Ira and Poultney, bringing the total publicly-conserved area to more than 3,600 acres. This is the largest addition to a Vermont wildlife management area in more than a decade.

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April 10, 2017
Photo by Tate Yoder, Yoder Photography
The Blue Hill Heritage Trust purchased a 2,114-acre parcel of forestland in Surry, Maine, which will be known as the Surry Forest, with support from The Conservation Fund. The Trust will manage the property as a community forest for recreation, wildlife habitat protection and restoration, as well as forest education.

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