TCF in the News

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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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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