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January 2021: A Message from Our Director

Dear Wolf River Conservancy friend, As we all embark on the new year, the Conservancy is filling our calendar with a variety of activities and projects in 2021, taking pride in offering both virtual and in-person options for you and your families. One of our major initiatives is the Wolf River Restoration Series . In its second year, the Wolf River Restoration Series is a four-month long volunteer program that raises awareness and funds for key restoration projects within the Wolf River... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Wednesday, January 27, 2021

New River Views Thanks to Chris-Hill Construction

     Outstanding donation by Chris-Hill Construction   The Wolf River Conservancy would like to thank our newest Restoration Series Sponsor, Chris-Hill Construction, for clearing large amounts of invasive privet from the new Wolf River Greenway segment west of Walnut Grove Rd.! Chris-Hill Construction is no stranger to the Wolf River Conservancy, having completed sections of the Wolf River Greenway through Kennedy Park and along McLean Avenue. Currently... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Wednesday, January 27, 2021

On the Greenway: A Preview of the New Bridge

      Coming soon to the Wolf River Greenway - a beautiful new bridge over the Wolf River, very similar to the one pictured above! Phase 14A of the Wolf River Greenway, which is currently under construction, includes a 270-foot cable-stayed bridge over the Wolf River connecting portions of the Greenway on the eastern and western side. The bridge is currently being fabricated in Alabama and will be delivered in 5 sections to be assembled and lifted into... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, September 28, 2020

Spirit Fork Property Protected!

Because of the generous gifts by donors like you, Wolf River Conservancy has now purchased the Spirit Fork property, permanently protecting its scenic conservation values. The 46-acre Spirit Fork property on the banks of the North Fork of the Wolf River consists almost entirely of wetlands with towering 70 to 150-year-old bald cypress trees. These significant wetlands are vital for recharging the source of our drinking water, the Memphis Sand... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Land Trust Accreditation: Why It Matters

In August 2015, the Wolf River Conservancy became a nationally accredited land trust through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) since 2008.  Today, approximately 400 land trusts – just 25% of the land trusts in our country - have achieved this coveted distinction, and the we are proud to be included in that number.  Becoming a nationally accredited land trust was a significant milestone for the Wolf River... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, February 25, 2019