The Conservation Fund in the News

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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August 13, 2015
RP Siegel, Triple Pundit, 13 August 2015 – Local food is all the rage these days. People love to buy local. If you put up a sign over a bin of produce, eggs or dairy products, saying they are locally grown, and the price isn’t too bad, that bin will sell out fast. Local meat is popular too, as is seafood, provided you live near the ocean.

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August 13, 2015
Jim Hook, Chambersburg Public Opinion, 13 August 2015 – The partners in the preservation of 1,100 acres on South Mountain drove around the new addition to Michaux State Forest on Wednesday. They stopped for speeches outside the Ole Crow Primitives gift shop on Black Gap Road. Open fields, an orchard and the Eagle Rock tract provided the background.

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August 2, 2015
Rick Sinnott, Alaska Dispatch News, 2 August 2015 – In 1929, the Eklutna River was dammed, forever it seemed. A 61-foot-high dam impounded the river about 1 1/2 miles upstream of the old Anchorage-Palmer highway. And few man-made things appear to be as immutable as a concrete dam.

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July 29, 2015
Nick DeLuca, BostInno, 29 July 2015 – The highly anticipated Boston Public Market will open its doors on Thursday, July 30—marking the country's first completely locally sourced market of its kind.

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