TCF in the News

February 8, 2017
Post Independent, 8 February 2017 – The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday acquired the Dotsero Landing Recreation Site on the Upper Colorado River from Eagle County Open Space, ensuring long-term public access to the Colorado River while returning funding to the county open space program for additional acquisitions. The BLM, in cooperation with The Conservation Fund, used $526,000 from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund to acquire the property, according to a BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office press release.

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February 6, 2017
 Amy Biolchini, MLive, 6 February 2017 – The Highlands Golf Club that saw golf greats in the 1980s and 1990s will be going back to nature. Blandford Nature Center and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan purchased the 121-acre public golf course at 2715 Leonard St. NW last week.

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February 5, 2017
Rona Kobell, Bay Journal, 5 February 2017 – On the Atlantic Flyway, it takes more than a handful of gravel or an asphalt patch to fix a pothole. It takes a giant dredge pumping an arc of slurry at rock-concert decibels for hours at a time, day after day, with funding that would make many municipal road managers envious.

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January 11, 2017
Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 January 2017 – The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District added 251 acres of wooded wetland and river floodplain in Washington and Ozaukee counties to its Greenseams flood management inventory in 2016 at a cost of $551,000, district officials said. One of the properties acquired last year includes 74 acres of a hardwood swampsouth of Cedar Sauk Road, and downstream of the Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area, in the Town of Cedarburg in Ozaukee County.

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January 4, 2017
Brad Rich, Coastal Review News, 4 January 2017 – After more than nine years of legal maneuvers and negotiations, the state of North Carolina finally owns all the 290 acres of mainland property it has long sought to add to Hammocks Beach State Park just outside of town. Bill Holman, North Carolina director of The Conservation Fund, an organization based in Arlington, Virginia, said on Dec. 29 that the group had just before Christmas sold the state for $1.3 million the last 45.36 acres of Hammocks Beach property formerly owned by John Hurst and Harriet Hurst Turner.

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December 31, 2016
Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun, 31 December 2016 – The view from the observation deck over a meadow of brown marsh grasses would make a nice postcard. Eagles roost on tall pines, muskrats burrow in mounds of mud and straw, and black ducks splash in a pond. But on a cold and drizzly day, Matt Whitbeck surveys the landscape with concern.

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December 23, 2016
Amber Hatten, The Lauinburg Exchange, 23 December 2016 – The Community Garden behind First Presbyterian Church is one step closer to having a fully operational greenhouse thanks to a local non-profit organization. GrowingChange along with officials from North Carolina A&T, worked this week planter beds that will allow the hydroponic greens to be grown.

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December 17, 2016
James Ewinger, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 17 December 2016 –  Cleveland Metroparks is not moving heaven, but it is shifting tons of earth to restore the former Acacia Country Club to its natural state. The park system received the 155-acre plot in late 2012 after club shareholders sold it to the Conservation Fund. The anonymous donor who underwrote the $14.75-million transfer to the Metroparks stipulated it could no longer be used for golf and it had to be restored to its natural state.

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