The Conservation Fund in the News

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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September 5, 2015
Kelsey Thomas, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 5 September 2015 – A young girl chooses a tomato at the Mingo County Farmers’ Market. Mingo County has a sister program, the Farm Fresh 4U Voucher program, which is also funded by a CSX grant. Pioneers of the voucher programs found that when kids choose vegetables, they are more likely to eat them than if their parents choose them.  

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September 4, 2015
Catherine Kozak, Coastal Review Online, 4 September 2015 – Just a few miles off U.S 64 in Tyrrell County, nature lovers can venture into the dense thickets of the Palmetto-Peartree Preserve, a haven for a community of protected woodpeckers with arduous housing needs and fascinating social habits.

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September 3, 2015
Brad Hicks, The Greeneville Sun, 3 September 2015 – As the Wednesday afternoon sun illuminated the mountains surrounding the Zane Whitson Welcome Center near Erwin, Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch quoted author Max Lucado to describe to local officials, state and federal lawmakers and others present the natural beauty just up the road that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

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August 31, 2015
Karl Brauer, Forbes, 31 August 2015 – Every day, companies churn out billions of products to serve all walks of life. As consumers, we almost always see and experience the end product, but rarely do we think about what it takes to make the product. When you drive your car do you ever think about all the manufacturing processes that went into it? What about all the emissions that stem from said manufacturing?

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