The Conservation Fund in the News

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.

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.

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.

May 14, 2015
Hampshire Review, 14 May 2015 – White Horse Mountain was officially sold today. The nonprofit Potomac Conservancy completed its purchase of the 1,700-acre mountain that runs from Springfield to Green Spring along the west side of the South Branch.

May 6, 2015
Brad Rich, Tideland News, 6 May 2015 – Thursday afternoon, attorneys for the state of North Carolina, a major conservation organization and for John L. Hurst of Onslow County and his sister, Harriet Hurst Turner of Raleigh, closed on a deal that added 290 acres of Hammocks Beach State Park and earned Hurst and Turner $10.1 million.

April 24, 2015
Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times, 24 April 2015 – The cluster of young and lean Appalachian Trail through-hikers acknowledged that they’d never heard of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

April 23, 2015
Bill Moss, Hendersonville Lightening, 23 April 2015 – The Hendersonville Community Co-op celebrated the opening of their new and improved member-owned grocer store. Our Natural Capital Investment Fund provided a loan to help make this small business growth possible.

April 20, 2015
Adele Peters, Fast Company, 20 April 2015 – As Apple invests in tech startups and new data centers, now it's also spending money on trees. The tech giant just helped buy 36,000 acres of forest in Maine and North Carolina through a partnership with the nonprofit The Conservation Fund.