Press Releases

March 21, 2013
Photo by Whitney Flanagan/The Conservation Fund.
The Conservation Fund is extremely grateful to President Obama for his commitment to use the Antiquities Act to establish the First State National Monument in Delaware. We are honored to have played an instrumental role in the protection of key historic lands, including the 1,100-acre Woodlawn property in the Brandywine River Valley, as part of this upcoming designation.  Prior to the Presidential proclamation that is scheduled for Monday, March 25, The Conservation Fund owned the Woodlawn property, which it donated to the National Park Service thanks to an extraordinary donation from Mt. Cuba Center to make this designation possible.

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March 21, 2013
Photo courtesy Library of Congress.
The Conservation Fund is extremely grateful to President Obama for his commitment to use the Antiquities Act to establish the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We are honored to have played an instrumental role in the protection of key historic lands for the foundation of the new monument that will pay tribute to an American hero who escaped slavery but returned repeatedly to lead dozens of family members and friends to freedom along the Underground Railroad.

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March 13, 2013
Woodlawn property. Photo by Whitney Flanagan/The Conservation Fund.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Conservation Fund applauds the United States Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources for its swift action in bringing significant public lands bills to the attention of the entire Senate. The committee held a business meeting today and unanimously voted to advance two bills that establish federal protection for nationally-significant historic lands to the full Senate:

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March 4, 2013
Mark Corliss. Pictured: (back row, left to right) Brandon Clark and Trent Griffith and (front row, left to right) Bob Dimezza, Keith Rounds and Mike Rogers. Keene, N.H
Keene, N.H. — As the largest food wholesaler in the United States, C&S Wholesale Grocers is committed to reducing its carbon footprint when storing and shipping food—and that’s making a difference in the air, on the ground and in our streams and rivers.  C&S is working with The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero® program to measure the CO2 emissions from key facilities, and then offset those emissions by planting trees—more than 46,000 so far across 150 acres.

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March 3, 2013
View of the Webb property that has been added to San Juan NHP. Photo by Michael Vouri/NPS.

Friday Harbor, Wash — The National Park Service (NPS) and The Conservation Fund announced today the conservation and addition of a 34-acre property to San Juan Island National Historical Park (NHP) in northwest Washington. The newly protected land, located along 2,500 feet of pristine shoreline on Westcott Bay, will enable the NPS to enhance the park’s educational and recreational offerings at English Camp.

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February 13, 2013
Photo by Mark Gocke

ARLINGTON, Va. – Today, Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA), a critical western lands program.  Through FLTFA’s “land for land” concept, Federal land sales fund priority land conservation in the West. 

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February 11, 2013
Bins of strawberries at Stacy Farm. Photo courtesy, Stacy family.

Washington County, Ohio – The Conservation Fund’s Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF), the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), and Rural Action celebrated a collaboration that helped the Stacy family of Marietta increase their farming operations and preserve the agricultural tradition of Central Appalachia.  

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February 4, 2013
U-Haul Customers Contribute To Planting Two Million Trees Through The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero Program
Phoenix, Az.— Thanks in large part to donations from U-Haul and its customers, The Conservation Fund announced in December that it was on the verge of achieving  two spectacular milestones—the planting of its two millionth tree as part of its voluntary carbon offset program, Go Zero®, and a total of one million trees in the ground at Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Louisiana.

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