Press Releases

April 12, 2016
The former Buffalo Mountain Camp and Retreat Center. Photo courtesy of the United Methodist Church

Nashville, TN— A treasured piece of Appalachia, lovingly enjoyed and protected by the United Methodist Church (UMC) for nearly 70 years, has been passed along to new temporary stewards. In the process, a beloved youth camp will get a new lease on life.

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April 4, 2016
Photo by Cameron McIntyre
Media Statement by Will Allen, Vice President of Strategic Conservation Planning and Integrated Services, The Conservation Fund

"The Conservation Fund congratulates Amigos de los Rios on receiving the American Planning Association’s (APA) 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability for a Sustainable Park, Recreation, or Open Space Project for its work on the Emerald Necklace Forest to Ocean Expanded Vision plan for Los Angeles County. The plan protects water resources while expanding parks and green infrastructure, particularly in underserved L.A. communities. The APA Awards for Excellence in Sustainability honor projects, plans, policies, individuals and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting and growing sustainable communities.

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March 31, 2016
Photo by Natalie Abbassi

This release was distributed by the United States Department of Agriculture and published here with permission. 

ATLANTA—U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials today joined 15 national and regional philanthropic partners to announce a new initiative to bolster the supply chain for local food systems around ten key U.S. cities. The project, dubbed 'Food LINC', will connect demand for local food in ten urban areas with supply from farmers and ranchers, strengthening each region's local food business sector and also increasing consumer access to healthy, local food. The announcement was made at the Wallace Center's National Food Hub Conference in Atlanta.

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March 23, 2016
Spring Hill Salmon on display in Wegmans. Photo by Dagny Leonard

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, one of the nation’s leading research and development facilities dedicated to sustainable water use and aquaculture, has partnered with Wegmans Food Markets for the third year to bring its local Spring Hill Salmon to consumers in the greater D.C. area for a limited time this March and April

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March 22, 2016
Photo by Nicholas Johnson
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C.—The Conservation Fund today announced additional support from The Orton Foundation, the North Carolina affiliate of Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, for the Resourceful Communities program’s partnership with the Towncreek Vision Corporation.

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March 15, 2016
Yellow-throated warbler. Aaron Dollar/Flickr.com
LINN COUNTY, Kan.—The Conservation Fund announced today the addition of 145 acres to the Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area in east-central Kansas. The mostly-forested tract was purchased by the nonprofit using funds made available by Enbridge Pipelines (FSP) L.L.C. to provide mitigation for the Flanagan South Pipeline construction. The tract was then deeded to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) for long-term stewardship.

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March 8, 2016
Stacy Funderburke at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

ARLINGTON, Va.—For the second year, The Conservation Fund has teamed up with Google Maps to provide Street View virtual tours of some of America’s most renowned and treasured places. From the hallowed battlefields of Gettysburg to the rugged trails that Lewis and Clark explored on their journey west, people can now explore, hike and paddle—via their digital devices—important historic and cultural sites protected by The Conservation Fund and its partners at Google Map’s Street View. 

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February 17, 2016
Photo by Mark Gocke

SUBLETTE COUNTY, Wyo. — Wide open spaces are essential for wildlife to range, roam and survive, but they also need to support the economic growth of communities and a way of life for private landowners in the West. Today, The Conservation Fund, in partnership with local ranchers and federal, state and private partners, celebrates the protection of over 100,000 acres of sage grouse habitat in Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado.

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