The Conservation Fund in the News

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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August 24, 2015
David McAninch, Food Fanatics, Fall 2015 – Within a decade, the majority of seafood will come not from open waters but from fish farms. And not just the kind most diners think. Some of the best-tasting and most sustainably farmed seafood in the world is currently raised on land. 

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August 24, 2015
Jesse Leavenworth, Hartford Courant, 24 August 2015 – The Manchester Land Conservation Trust on Monday announced the purchase of 62 acres of former farmland in Manchester and Glastonbury that will be preserved as open space and agricultural land.

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August 18, 2015
Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio, 18 August 2015 – Federal, state and local leaders celebrated the last leg in the largest land conservation effort in Wisconsin’s history at a ceremony Tuesday. The Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest has been set aside for sustainable forest management for years to come, thanks to a land purchase made with private, state and federal funding.

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August 18, 2015
Cory Reppenhagen, ABC 7 News Denver, 18 August 2015 – The upper reaches of the South and Middle Boulder Creek watersheds lie on private property, owned by the Toll family for more than 100 years. On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet declared the acquisition of a 4,700-acre easement, a conservation victory and another success story for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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