The Conservation Fund in the News

June 10, 2015
Erika Giovanett, Mountain Times, 10 June 2015 – On Friday, June 5, the town of Seven Devils held a grand opening ceremony for Otter Falls Trail, a 10-acre park with a trail system that leads hikers to scenic Otter Falls. 

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June 4, 2015
Andy Ostmeyer, The Joplin Globe, 4 June 2015 – Tallgrass prairie once covered more than 15 million acres of Missouri, but today, less than one-tenth of one percent of it remains, according to Carol Davit, executive director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. She estimates that about 90,000 acres are left, scattered around the state.

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June 3, 2015
Lynne Foster, Island Free Press, 3 June 2015 – When a small group of Hatteras Islanders accompanied Saltwater Connections coordinator Susan West to the Conetoe Family Life Center in 2012 there was no hint of what good things would result from that visit.

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May 21, 2015
Susan Nusser, Urban Milwaukee, 21 May 2015 – When Kevin Shafer became Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in 2002, one of the first things he did was disconnect the computer program that controlled the Deep Tunnel overflows. “We used to blame the program for the overflows,” he once explained.

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May 20, 2015
Emma Breysse, Jackson Hole News & Observer, 20 May 2015 – Luke Lynch started the Wyoming chapter of the Conservation Fund in 2006. 

A year later he set what is considered the record for laps of Glory Peak in a single day, completing 12 in 13 hours. 

Five years after that he accepted a Public Lands Foundation award for Public Lands Stewardship.

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May 17, 2015
Marti Maguire, The News & Observer, 17 May 2015 – There’s a certain irony in the fact that the Rev. Richard Joyner’s church sits in what is considered a food desert, surrounded by vast tracts of farmland. Yet with most of that land devoted to large-scale farming and the nearest grocery store more than 10 miles away, the congregants at Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church subsist on the type of diet to blame for so many of our country’s health problems: fried, fatty, high on sugar and salt, low on vegetables.

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May 15, 2015
Margaret Fisher, Kinston Free Press, 14 May 2015 – The area will soon have 19 new beekeepers. Greene County Extension Master Gardeners, in association with the Neuse Regional Beekeeping Association and the town of Snow Hill, has been awarded an $8,200 Creating a New Economies Fund grant from The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities program.

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May 15, 2015
Jill Cowan, The Tennessean, 15 May 2015 – The land was for decades her family's farm, 91-year-old Mary Moore said, gesturing to a small pond and rolling expanses of green sprinkled with tiny yellow flowers behind her.

She remembered orchards of apple and pear trees. She remembered playing among the grass, trees and daisies, where she spotted hawks, foxes and ducks.

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