The Conservation Fund in the News

February 3, 2020
Larry Selzer, New York Daily News – "As we envision the new trees that may populate our earth in the future, we should not lose sight of an eminently achievable and immediate challenge: preventing the ongoing destruction of our working forests."

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January 24, 2020
Mike Koshmrl, Jackson Hole News & Guide – Grand Teton National Park gained a 35-acre inholding just north of Teton Village, Wyoming. The addition came courtesy of The Conservation Fund, which used more than $5.4 million in federal Land and Water Conservation Fund money to add this land to the national park.

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January 10, 2020
Katie Pyzyk, Medium – The Food Forest at Browns Mill was a working farm for decades but sold for redevelopment in 2006; the development plan was abandoned when the recession hit, and the land sat vacant until The Conservation Fund purchased it in 2016. The park will serve as a community green space complete with trails and a large-scale edible garden.

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January 9, 2020
Donald Lambert, The Northern Virginia Daily – The conservation community is celebrating a major win for a local landmark. The Conservation Fund announced Wednesday that 91 acres in the Shenandoah Valley, known as the Knob, had been secured under permanent federal protection.

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January 5, 2020
Amy Nordstrom, IEEE Spectrum, January 5, 2020–Inside a row of nondescript buildings in the small town of Albany, in northeast Indiana—approximately 1,000 kilometers from the nearest coast—Atlantic salmon are sloshing around in fiberglass tanks.

Only in the past five years has it become possible to raise thousands of healthy fish so far from the shoreline without contaminating millions of gallons of fresh water. A technology called recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) now allows indoor aquaculture farms to recycle up to 99 percent of the water they use. And the newest generation of these systems will help one biotech company bring its unusual fish to U.S. customers for the first time this year.

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December 25, 2019
Amanda Brandeis, ABC 10 San Diego – The future looks bright for a southeastern San Diego community garden. A signature initiative of Project New Village helps residents grow their own food and increases access to fresh, healthy produce. They reached out to The Conservation Fund, a national nonprofit, for help.

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December 18, 2019
Dave Russell, The Sylva Herald and Ruralite – The expansion of Sylva's collective back yard – Pinnacle Park – sees one deal done, one to go. Safeguarding this ridgeline not only adds another almost 500 acres to the 1,100-acre Pinnacle Park, but it also saves from development the highest remaining privately owned property in the area.

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December 18, 2019
Kevin Lynch, SouthBaltimore.com – Improvements are continuing for Garrett Park in southern Baltimore thanks to $830,000 in grants from public and private sources.

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