Press Releases

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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February 15, 2016
Photo by Lauren Day
Media Statement by Andrew Schock, Alabama & Georgia State Director, The Conservation Fund

"The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has awarded $5.1 million through its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to The Conservation Fund for its partnership efforts to protect and restore longleaf pine on private lands in the Gulf Coastal Plain of lower Alabama. We appreciate the leadership and support of Alabama’s U.S. Congressional delegation—Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby and Representative Bradley Byrne—for this RCPP funding.

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February 12, 2016
Photo by Abbie Church
Media Statement by David Grusznski, Greenseams Program Director, The Conservation Fund

"Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership (MRWCP) was awarded $1,500,000, leveraged by approximately $3,612,500 in partner contributed resources, to implement cost-effective conservation practices that will improve water quality and soil health along the impaired Milwaukee River corridor. We thank U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin, and U.S. Representative Gwen Moore for the authorization of and funding in the 2014 Farm Bill for the RCPP.

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January 7, 2016
Photo courtesy of Alderson Community Food Hub

ARLINGTON, Va. — CSX and The Conservation Fund today announced the grant recipients for the 2015 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food. Twelve charitable organizations in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia will receive grants ranging from $4,000 to $10,000 to support and strengthen local transportation and distribution of fresh produce and healthy food to communities in need.

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