The Conservation Fund in the News

October 6, 2015
Sandra Diamond Fox, Norwalk Daily Voice, 6 October 2015 – Visitors enjoyed the recent Estuary Day at Farm Creek Preserve in Norwalk, as they celebrated National Estuary Week. Farm Creek Preserve, at 34 Sammis Street, offered the opportunity to learn about the importance of estuaries. They clean water of pollutants from upstream, serve as hatcheries for fish, allow migratory birds a safe place to rest – and more.

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September 28, 2015
Lauren Day, Tallahassee Democrat, 28 September 2015 – While the palm tree gets most of the tourist attention, the longleaf pine could make a pretty strong case for being the tree that truly represents Florida. Longleaf forests, like Florida itself, host remarkably diverse communities of plants and animals. They are made of sturdy stuff and able to endure harsh weather conditions.

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September 22, 2015
Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 September 2015 – The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has acquired 40 acres of a dense floodplain forest in the Town of Farmington for its Greenseams flood management program, district officials said Tuesday

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September 17, 2015
Stephanie Carson, Public News Service, 17 September 2015 – In North Carolina, there's no shortage of craft breweries, with dozens sprouting up every year across the state. But brewers have a tough time keeping all of their ingredients local, and that need is what caused Eric Wolfrum of Durham to have what you might call an epiphany two years ago. 

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September 16, 2015
John Myers, Duluth News Tribune, 16 September 2015 – Ron Ryberg drove the big Marsh Master all-terrain vehicle with a deft touch, through deep ditches and across former cropland and sod fields that are slowly soaking up water. It's here where crews are using whole tamarack trees and mud to plug ditches and slow the flow of water across the land — recreating the peat bog that covered the land for millennia before it was ditched and drained in a failed attempt to make farmland.

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September 16, 2015
Eddee Daniel, Milwaukee Magazine, 16 September 2015 – Shrieking in my ear, the alarm wrenched me from sleep. 3:00 a.m. I often wake up to see the sunrise but this was unprecedented. The big surprise, though, when I made it to North Point Park at 3:30 was the cheerfully chattering crowd already assembled. 

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September 15, 2015
The Day, 15 September 2015 – The Conservation Fund, a national nonprofit organization that helps preserve land, will provide a $700,000 bridge loan to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center's Coogan Farm to help renovate the farmhouse and barn. 

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September 14, 2015
USDA Blog, 14 September 2015 – Unprecedented in size and scope, the 205,000-acre Coastal Headwaters Forest project is the largest single longleaf pine protection and restoration effort ever proposed on private lands. 

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