Press Releases

December 15, 2013
Fish Creek property. Photo by City of Maplewood.

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — The City of Maplewood announced today the completion of a two-year campaign to preserve one of the largest natural open spaces in the region. The 70-acre Fish Creek property was transferred to the City on December 11.  The scenic site, located north of the Highway 61 and Highway 494 junction, will be managed as part of the Fish Creek Natural Area Greenway for the restoration and protection of natural habitat and public open space.

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December 15, 2013
Fiery Gizzard Trail. Photo by Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

MONTEAGLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry, in partnership with The Land Trust for Tennessee and The Conservation Fund, celebrated today the completion of a multi-year effort to conserve a significant stretch of environmentally and economically important forestland in South Cumberland.

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December 5, 2013
Camp Security. Photo by Kyle Shenk/The Conservation Fund.

SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa.—Springettsbury Township is pleased to announce the completion of a fundraising campaign to acquire the remaining 47 acres of land historically recognized as the site of Camp Security, a Revolutionary War-era prisoner-of-war (POW) camp. The site was transferred to the Township on December 6. Located just east of the City of York, this acreage has been saved from residential development thanks to the combined financial contributions and overall efforts of Springettsbury Township, The Conservation Fund, the Friends of Camp Security, York County, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and other private donors.

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November 13, 2013
Forest in northern Florida. Photo by Freestone/Flickr
The St. Joe Company recently announced that it has entered into a sales agreement with AgReserves, Inc., a Utah corporation, to sell more than 380,000 acres of its non-strategic timberland and rural land in Northwest Florida. The sale is estimated to be for $565 million. 

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November 9, 2013
Ocracoke Island Community Square. Photo courtesy Ocracoke Foundation.

Ocracoke, N.C. —  Today the Ocracoke Foundation announced the acquisition of the Community Square, a 0.5-acre waterfront property in the heart of the Ocracoke Island historic district. The Foundation was able to purchase the property with generous financial support from Foundation partners and The Conservation Fund’s Land Conservation Loan Program. 

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November 5, 2013
Whitewater Bay in Alaska. Photo by Brad Meiklejohn/The Conservation Fund.

Juneau, Alaska — The Conservation Fund announced today the completion of a  joint effort with the U.S. Forest Service to preserve the last privately-owned property on Whitewater Bay, part of the nearly one million-acre Admiralty Island National Monument. The U.S. Congress provided funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), America’s premier conservation program, for this effort.

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October 22, 2013
With this partnership GIV Mobile customers can help the Fund protect landscapes across America, like this one in the Blue Ridge mountains. Photo by Enrique Perez/The Conservation Fund.

Chicago, IL — GIV Mobile customers can now help save land when they save money on their wireless bills. 

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September 25, 2013

Detroit, Mich. — U-Haul and The Conservation Fund  believe in Detroit’s green future and they are teaming up with one of the city’s leading nonprofits, The Greening of Detroit, to make it happen.

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