Press Releases

July 30, 2018
Courtesy Gardening the Community

Distributors and producers of fresh, local foods are invited to apply to the 2018 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food, presented in partnership by CSX and The Conservation Fund. The grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000 and will go towards charitable organizations working to increase access to fresh vegetables, meat, fish and dairy in vulnerable and underserved communities. 

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July 23, 2018
The Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve and The Conservation Fund announced the transfer of 560 acres to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry. The land will be managed as part of Michaux State Forest, connecting the forest’s northern and southern sections and providing a southern gateway to visitors. 

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June 4, 2018
The annual Ann Arbor Greenbelt Bus Tour took place over the weekend, and with great support and enthusiasm from local leaders and the community alike.

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May 31, 2018
Furthering their commitment to address climate change by protecting and restoring America’s forests, a coalition of companies including Dell, MaCher, New Jersey Natural Gas, Philadelphia Eagles, The North Face, U-Haul and other climate champions are contributing to the restoration of more than 660 acres at Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge, the latest phase of an ongoing effort to reforest more than 1,400 acres with native trees at the wildlife refuge.

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May 30, 2018
The Conservation Fund is working to protect ecologically and economically important forests before it’s too late. Through its Working Forest Fund® program, the Fund is stepping up to quickly acquire large, threatened working forests across the country, including in Pennsylvania, where it recently acquired 32,598 acres of sustainable timberland surrounding the city of Johnsonburg.

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May 21, 2018
Matt and Stacy Crabb have managed ranchlands on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountain Front for the last 11 years. When the opportunity arose for them to acquire more than 8,500 acres to establish and expand their own ranching business, they turned to The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for help. 

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May 2, 2018
A collaborative effort between The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, New England Forestry Foundation, Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Downeast Salmon Federation will provide opportunities to conserve more than 17,000 acres of forestland to protect wildlife habitat, ensure future recreational access and support the economies of nearby coastal communities.

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April 26, 2018
A 1,054-acre former Girl Scout camp near Dingmans Ferry has become part of the National Park Service’s Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, permanently protecting it from development. 

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