TCF in the News

November 14, 2017
Victoria Ritter, Gears of Biz, 14 November 2017 – Most of the studies investigating the use of ozone for enhancing the quality of water in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) reiterate the effectiveness of ozone in creating an ideal water environment. 

The ability of ozone to improve the water quality and to control various other water parameters in municipal and aquaculture tanks has been established. According to a study conducted at the Freshwater Institute, rainbow trout (Figure 1) exhibited more growth in an ozonized low exchange RAS than in a non-ozonized system. The study focussed on investigating the ability of ozone to create a favorable water environment for salmonids.

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November 8, 2017
Cydney, Baron, The Claremore Daily Progress — A research station intended to conserve Oklahoma's native woodlands and aid in protection of endangered species such as the American Burying Beetle was formally dedicated Monday.

RSU, the RSU Foundation, the Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service met for the dedication.

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November 5, 2017
Bob Butters, Nooga.com — On Oct. 20, an official dedication ceremony was held in Sewanee celebrating the addition of 3,075 acres of the recently protected Sherwood Forest tract to South Cumberland State Park.

Officials from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, South Cumberland State Park, and other agencies and organizations gathered at a residence overlooking Lost Cove not far from the tract. This was also the site of that weekend’s Goldenrod Gala event, which successfully raised over $22,000 to fund Friends of South Cumberland programs and initiatives supporting the park.

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November 1, 2017
Brad Rich, Carteret County News-Times — EMERALD ISLE ­— The Conservation Fund, a national environmental organization, closed Tuesday, for the town, on a $3 million purchase of a nearly 30-acre tract behind the old town hall and recreation center on the north side of Highway 58 (Emerald Drive).

The fund, which has an office in the state, will hold the property and is to convey it to the town in the spring of 2018, but will allow public use of it in the interim.

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October 17, 2017
Laura Pourinski, Reward Expert, 17 October 2017 – Wildfires, hurricanes, floods, new construction, deforestation, the damming of lakes and rivers: There are constant changes and challenges facing the millions of acres of land in the United States and the people who live and work on them. That’s where The Conservation Fund comes in. RewardExpert spoke with Jena Thompson Meredith, the Fund’s vice president of business partnerships about what makes the organization unique and how anyone can help protect the Earth.

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October 4, 2017
Nolan Gilmour, The Laurenburg Exchange, 4 October 2017 – North Carolina A&T Agriculture Department presented members of the Scotland County nonprofit, GrowingChange, with certificates after being trained in operating a high tunnel greenhouse.

The project is funded by a grant by North Carolina A&T and assistance from USDA Strike Force. The Conservation Fund has a program called Resourceful Communities that invests in rural innovations and supports providing jobs for formally incarcerated youth.
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October 4, 2017
Jeff Chu, Modern Farmer, 19 October 2017 – First, the Reverend Richard Joyner got mad. Then he got a trowel. Sick and tired of seeing his congregation suffer from poor nutrition, the North Carolina minister sowed seeds of hope in a food desert.

Although a phone conversation was required to clarify intent, the hospital ponied up $2,000. Two years later, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gave Joyner $15,000. And in 2011, The Conservation Fund donated $7,500 through its North Carolina–based Resourceful Communities initiative, which emphasizes the link between socioeconomic and ecological strengths.
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October 3, 2017
Jennifer Gardner, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 3 October 2017 – Purchasing, cooking and consuming seafood can be intimidating for citizens in the Mountain state. Now that October, National Seafood Month, is here, members of the nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership are determined to debunk myths and encourage more West Virginians to incorporate it into their weekly diet.

The salmon offered at Saturday’s event was farm-raised by the Freshwater Institute, an internationally recognized program of the Conservation Fund in Shepherdstown. The fish was prepared by The Chop House in a barbecue sauce.
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