TCF in the News

December 14, 2016
Anthony Giorgianni, Consumer Reports, 14 December 2016 – For many people, the holiday season is the time of year for charitable giving. Donations can be given to charities that support the environment, protect children, feed the hungry, or help other worthy causes. Last year, nearly 18 percent of charitable giving occurred in December, according to a recent report by the Giving USA Foundation in partnership with the Growth in Giving Initiative. 

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December 8, 2016
Southern Maryland News Net, 8 December 2016 – Calvert Nature Society recently acquired more than 100 wooded acres, fields and wetlands, further protecting one of Calvert County’s unique natural habitats. The purchase of the property on Sixes Road effectively doubles the protected area around Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the country

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December 3, 2016
Nicole Smith, The Suffolk Times, 3 December 2016 – A project years in the making to preserve the waterfront along the edge of New Suffolk reached a milestone last week with the completion of the John Page Bridge. “It has been a — not long haul — but a very interesting many years,” said Pat McIntyre, chair of the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund, at Friday morning’s dedication.

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November 30, 2016
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, 30 November 2016 – Federal and state officials celebrated Werowocomoco, an ancient town on the York River, as a new addition to the National Park Service Wednesday. Werowocomoco, a 264-acre site in Gloucester County, is the former capital of the Powhatan Chiefdom, according to a release from Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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November 25, 2016
Melanie Plenda, New Hampshire Union Leader, 25 November 2016 – Sally Manikian was a cat person. She didn't even like dogs, really. Until she met her first dog. "I grew up with only cats; I had no dogs in my life as a kid," said Manikian, owner and musher for the Shady Pines sled dog team in Shelburne, the White Mountains town east of Gorham. "When I did meet a dog they barked at me, they jumped at me. I just didn't understand them.

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November 23, 2016
Caitlin McCabe, Philly.com, 23 November 2016 – After a years-long battle over the fate of a sprawling tract in one of the region's fastest-growing towns, a prized 240 acres in southwestern Delaware County once destined for development has been saved after conservation and real estate groups reached an unexpected agreement.

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November 17, 2016
Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News, 17 November 2016 – One of the world’s largest tech companies and a top-ranked conservation organization who last year partnered to buy a large swath of land in southern Aroostook County are again joining forces to donate a conservation easement on the more than 32,400 acres known as Reed Forest.

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October 28, 2016
Thurston Talk, October 2016 – Capitol Land Trust (CLT) recently took the giant step toward purchase of 100 acres for the ‘Inspiring Kids Preserve’ on Henderson Inlet in Thurston County. Launching a new approach to protecting key habitat while creating access for local education and outdoor experiences close to Thurston County communities, CLT purchased the first of two properties that will create the preserve via a bridge loan from The Conservation Fund.

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