The Conservation Fund in the News

April 28, 2016
David Boraks, WFAE Charlotte's NPR News Source, 27 April 2016 – A Hairy Woodpecker tap-tap-taps on a pine tree just below the summit of Mount Mitchell. It’s a sunny spring day. It’s 46 degrees - about 10 degrees cooler than nearby Burnsville. With the park now open after winter, superintendent Bryan Wilder says visitors are flocking here.  

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April 23, 2016
Steven Labadie, Outdoor Journal Radio, 6 May 2016 – Steve Summerfelt, the Freshwater Institute's director of Aquaculture Systems Research talks with Host Angelo Viola about the future of sustainable aquaculture and the Institute's partnership with Wegmans to provide locally-raised Atlantic salmon to the D.C. metro area. 

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April 21, 2016
Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight, 21 April 2016 – The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a resource enjoyed by millions annually for its spectacular vistas of steep cliffs, deep gorges, and rushing river. Now, a new analysis of the 70,000-acre park has concluded much of it can serve as a first-line defense against the expected loss of biodiversity from climate change.

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April 14, 2016
Edward Husar, Quincy Herald-Whig, 14 April 2016 – America's Hometown is getting ready to celebrate its new association with bats. The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department on Sunday will host Hannibal Bat Festival. The event will include a series of talks from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center followed by a group hike to the new Sodalis Nature Preserve for a bat emergence viewing at sunset.

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April 11, 2016
David Pendered, Saporta Report, 11 April 2016 – “It is my goal for Atlanta to become one of the top tier sustainable cities in the nation,” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says on the opening page of the city’s new green infrastructure plan. The GI plan has the potential to remake the way the city handles stormwater and put Atlanta at the forefront of water sustainability. It envisions viewing stormwater runoff as a resource rather than as waste.

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April 10, 2016
Tina Alvey, Beckley Register-Herald, 10 April 2016 –Operating in the fine American tradition of a neighborhood grocery store, the Alderson Green Grocer offers the added fillip of being part of a nonprofit organization that plows proceeds back into the community.

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April 7, 2016
Stonington-Mystic Patch, 7 April 2016 – The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will officially open the John E. Avery House & Welcome Center and the Jules X. Schneider Nature & Arts Barn at its Coogan Farm property, 162 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, at 1 p.m., Monday, April 25. 

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April 5, 2016
Paige Jones, The Frederick News-Post, 5 April 2016 – Frederick consumers searching for locally-grown, sustainable salmon no longer have to scour grocery stores or farmers’ markets. For the next few weeks, this salmon will be sold at nearby Wegmans stores. The Freshwater Institute, which is dedicated to sustainable water use and aquaculture through science and technology under the national nonprofit The Conservation Fund, partnered with Wegmans Food Markets this year to make the salmon it grew locally and sustainably available to consumers in the area.

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