The Conservation Fund in the News

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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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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