The Conservation Fund in the News

November 19, 2015
Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews, 19 November 2015 – A grant from the Acres for America program will clear the way for the purchase of more land in southern West Virginia which will become elk habitat for the southern coalfields.  The Acres for America program is a conservation organization run by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and financially bolstered by Wal-Mart.

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November 19, 2015
Beverly James, Cedar Key Beacon, 19 November 2015 – The University of Florida’s new Nature Coast Biological Station will receive a grant to evaluate the spotted seatrout fishery in the Big Bend region. The grant, for $20,000, is provided by The Conservation Fund, a national organization that funds conservation projects that improve local businesses.

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November 16, 2015
Molly Murray, The News Journal, 16 November 2015 – At 1,250 acres, the Roberts family farms were one of the last large holdings in southeastern New Castle County. Late last month, three conservation groups, The Mount Cuba Center, The Conservation Fund and Delaware Wild Lands, purchased the properties

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November 9, 2015
Beth Velliquette, The Daily Reflector, 9 November 2015 – Deep in the woods, where the water is dark and even some of the local folk are reluctant to go, the Devil’s Gut of the Roanoke River will soon be accessible to people everywhere — on the Internet.

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November 9, 2015
Katy Hintzen, Michigan State Univeristy Extenstion, 9 November 2015 – There are more than 300 dams in the Saginaw Bay watershed. These structures were originally built for a variety of purposes including timber transportation, hydroelectric power generation, and flood management. Over the years dams have had a host of secondary impacts on river habitat in the watershed and on Great Lakes fisheries.

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November 1, 2015
Times-News, 1 November 2015 – Caswell County Local Foods Council Inc. received $8,000 from the Creating New Economies Fund of The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities program. The money fueled the Country Store Farmers’ Market in Semora.

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October 30, 2015
Pamela D'Angelo, WYPR Baltimore, 30 October 2015 – Some of the Chesapeake Bay’s pristine wildlife refuges are drowning, casualties of erosion and the rising waters caused by climate change. So, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is moving to save to of Maryland’s prized refuges with money allocated for recovery from superstorm Sandy and new science techniques.

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October 26, 2015
Maria Saporta, The Saporta Report, 26 October 2015 – Although “Mother” Mamie Moore didn’t have a speaking role at the ribbon-cutting of Lindsay Street Park on Oct. 21, she was a spiritual force behind the community’s stake in its future. It’s no accident that her daughter now owns a house next to the first new park in English Avenue. As for the future? She says they have a hard time getting her grandson to stay in his house because he wants to go play in the park.

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