TCF in the News

March 31, 2017
Carle Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 March 2017 – At high tide late Saturday afternoon in Sausalito, a group of people who love wooden ships and salt water will launch a dream.

It is the Matthew Turner, a 100-foot-long tall ship built from scratch by 1,000 volunteers in a tent on the Sausalito waterfront, two blocks south of the town’s only supermarket. The Matthew Turner, named for a noted Bay Area shipbuilder, is the first wooden sailing vessel built in Northern California in more than 85 years.

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March 28, 2017
Carlee Lammers, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 28 March 2017 – A long, gravel driveway twists past a quaint farmhouse and leads to a more nondescript building just off the winding back roads of this Jefferson County city.

While it might not look like much from the outside, inside the building sits a research lab — the heart of Freshwater Institute, an internationally recognized program of the Conservation Fund.

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March 20, 2017
David Cobb, Times Free Press, 20 March 2017 – A team of conservationists bent on turning Denny Cove into a publicly accessible rock climbing destination encountered plenty of obstacles on the route.

But they stayed in the harness, eyes fixed on a day like Friday.

Dozens of nonprofit leaders, climbing advocates, state park officials and community leaders gathered deep in the woods of Marion County on Friday afternoon to commemorate the state's acquisition of the pristine 685-acre tract.

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March 16, 2017
Jim Kinney, MassLive.com, 16 March 2017 – Gardening the Community has received a $10,000 grant to add a cold storage unit made out of a refurbished shipping container to its new urban farm on Walnut Street in Springfield.

Gardening the Community received the grant from The Conservation Fund and CSX Transportation's Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food.

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March 13, 2017
Ben Paynter, Fast Company, 13 March 2017 – State wildlife biologists continue seeking ways to reduce elk-human conflicts in the mountains, including installing electric fences on farms and setting aside more public land for the giant grazers.

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March 7, 2017
Karen Chávez, Asheville Citizen-Times, 7 March 2017 – State wildlife biologists continue seeking ways to reduce elk-human conflicts in the mountains, including installing electric fences on farms and setting aside more public land for the giant grazers.

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February 28, 2017
Rob Fletcher, Fish Farming Expert, 28 February 2017 – Up to 200,000 tonnes of market-sized salmonids will be grown in land-based systems within the next decade. So believes Steve Summerfelt, Director of Aquaculture Systems Research at the Freshwater Institute in West Virginia.

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February 8, 2017
The Associated Press, The Houston Chronicle, 8 February 2017 –  In an area known for an abundance of skyscraper-tall trees, this one stands above the rest. The Lufkin News reports the Texas A&M Forest Service recently confirmed a loblolly pine on the T.L.L. Temple Foundation Boggy Slough Conservation Area west of Lufkin as the largest of its kind in the state.

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