The Conservation Fund in the News

August 24, 2016
Danny Henley, Hannibal Courier-Post, 24 August 2016 – As more basic amenities are added at the Sodalis Nature Preserve in Hannibal, the number of potential targets for vandals to attack is increasing. While not ruling out the potential damage that could be done in Sodalis by inconsiderate members of the community, there’s another group of individuals who are keeping a close eye on the popular walking area and bat habitat that opened earlier this year.

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August 11, 2016
Zoe Yudice, The Mendocino Beacon, 11 August 2016 – Due to the hard work of conservation groups, another portion of the beautiful California coastline will be open to the public.

Last month, the Mendocino Land Trust accepted a gift from The Conservation Fund of 49 acres of property located at the mouth of Ten Mile River, known as Ten Mile Estuary. The acquisition marks the successful completion of a six year effort to permanently protect the 1,340 acres of Smith Ranch.

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August 10, 2016
Sarah Tincher, The State Journal, 10 August 2016 – Most people wouldn’t think coal mining and fish farming could go hand-in-hand, but aquaculture specialists around the state are proving these industries are, in some cases, a perfect match.

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August 3, 2016
Mike Ross & Dan Carpenter, KTUU, 3 August 2016 – A Hydroelectric dam built on the Eklutna River in 1929 will be demolished next year and after many years of discussion, planning and permitting the actual site work has begun.

“Part of this is to restore the salmon, part of this is to restore Dena’ina culture. The Dena’Ina People have given a lot to Anchorage so this is a way to give back and help restore the namesake river,” said Brad Meiklejohn, Senior Representative of the Conservation Fund.

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August 3, 2016
Beth De Bona, Times-News, 3 August 2016 – A new “adventure accommodation” set to open this fall in Saluda aims to combine hip style with a historic atmosphere.

The Blue Firefly Inn is in the capable hands of Alexis Deal, probably best known for designing the interiors of Dandelion Cafe, West First and the Flat Rock Bakery.

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August 3, 2016
David Cobb, Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3 August 2016 – Nature enthusiasts should go ahead and familiarize themselves with the name Denny Cove, because the 685-acre parcel of Marion County wilderness will soon be a staple of Southeast Tennessee's outdoor lexicon.

The Access Fund and Southeast Climbers Coalition announced their acquisition of the property on Monday and are diving immediately into a work list that could turn the area into one of the region's premier rock climbing destinations.

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July 27, 2016
Louise Wrege, Harbor Country News, 27 July 2016 – The search for how human waste is ending up in Lake Michigan got a little help recently from two four-legged “detectives.”

Kenna, a golden retriever, and Sable, a German shepherd mix, from Environmental Canine Services in East Lansing and Maine, spent a week sniffing out the sources of the waste in several small streams between Stevensville and the Indiana line.

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July 27, 2016
Coustal Courier, 27 July 2016 – McIntosh Sustainable Environment and Economic Development, based in Darien, has received a grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to implement the Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention program.  

This program is an effort to promote forest health and productivity and to help stem the loss of African-American-owned rural land.

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