The Conservation Fund in the News

August 25, 2020
Molly Samuel, WABE — Atlanta has a new and very large park. The city signed paperwork to buy the Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve from The Conservation Fund, more than 200 acres of woods in southeast Atlanta.  Now, it will stay a forest, open up for public access, and serve as a huge piece in a possible future network of parks and trails in southeast Atlanta.

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August 9, 2020
Johnna Crider, Clean Technica — Apple is making big changes to its supply chain and products by committing to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. The company announced on its website that it’s already carbon neutral for corporate emissions globally and that it wants to bring its entire carbon footprint to “net zero.”

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August 7, 2020
Marcus Schneck, PennLive — Land trusts in Pennsylvania conserved an average 55 acres per day every day since 2010, according to a report by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. A total of 64 land trusts own 121,197 acres in the state, with The Conservation Fund on top with 34,800 acres.

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August 3, 2020
Edith Tucker, The Berlin Sun — The New Hampshire towns of Gorham and Milan, in partnership with The Conservation Fund, both recently completed efforts to expand their town forests.

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July 28, 2020
Emily Hayes, The Durango Herald — For 30 years, Tom Macy has been working to preserve a 65,000-acre swath of land in the Navajo River Watershed of Southwest Colorado. As the Western representative for The Conservation Fund he has worked on many other projects in the country’s most scenic states.

But this landscape rose above the rest. And last week, the last portion of land was preserved under a perpetual conservation easement.

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July 21, 2020
Frank Kummer, The Philadelphia Inquirer — Blaine Phillips at The Conservation Fund said it was a “once-in-a-lifetime shot” to be able to purchase land connected to so many other thousands of acres of already protected land.

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July 9, 2020
Perry Backus, Ravalli Republic — The Bitter Root Land Trust officially turned 70 acres of parkland that forever protects 1.5 miles of critical river corridor habitat to the City of Hamilton, Montana thanks to a huge leap of faith and bridge financing from The Conservation Fund.

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July 3, 2020
Lynnette Nicholas, Reader's Digest — You probably know the story of Harriet Tubman: She is considered a national hero who led more than 70 enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad after escaping slavery herself. At this historic park, which was designated as a landmark by President Barack Obama in 2013, you can see the marshlands and natural terrain that she once navigated.

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