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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

Top 15 Forest Birds in Memphis Parks

From biologist Fields Falcone: Birds you are more likely to see or hear in mature interior lowland forests of Shelby County in the summer (e.g. Lucius Burch State Natural Area along the Wolf River): Northern Cardinal Carolina Wren Tufted Titmouse Carolina Chickadee American Robin White-eyed Vireo Red-eyed Vireo Red-bellied Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Acadian Flycatcher Eastern Wood-pewee Yellow-billed Cuckoo Summer... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Friday, May 29, 2020

Our COVID-19 Response: Changes, Precautions, and Helping Our Community

Wolf River Conservancy Response to COVID-19: March and April Events & Projects Postponed The Wolf River Conservancy wants to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, donors, staff and partners. At this time, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all events and projects through the end of April . We will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC and Shelby County Health Department for how we handle future events and will keep you informed of any forthcoming decisions.... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Thursday, March 26, 2020

We Are Applying for Accreditation Renewal

Wolf River Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for Accreditation Renewal through the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission. The accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places forever. The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Wolf River... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, March 23, 2020

Meet Findley Frazer, Our New Greenway Coordinator

Wolf River Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of Findley Frazer to the Wolf River Conservancy’s Greenway project team. Findley is a Civil / Environmental Engineer with an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He has experience across a wide variety of projects, including greenways, parks, canoe trails, masterplans, wetland and stream restorations, habitat protection plans, brownfield redevelopment, and flood reduction efforts. Findley has... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, December 17, 2019

February 2019 ENewsletter

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Friday, March 1, 2019

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Friday, February 1, 2019

International Paper Employees Celebrate Commitment to Wolf River Greenway Trail

International Paper employees and their families enjoyed a great morning at the Wolf River Greenway's Confluence Park in Harbor Town on Saturday, September 29th,in commemoration of IP's gift toward the completion of the Wolf River Greenway trail project. In an opening ceremony, the Wolf River Conservancy recognized International Paper for its commitment to the project and to our overall mission to protect and enhance the Wolf River and its watershed.  Congressman... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Wednesday, October 31, 2018

September 2018 Enewsletter

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Land Trust for Tennessee Needs Your Feedback

What Places in Tennessee Matter to You? Our partner, The Land Trust for Tennessee, conserves farms, parks, forests, historic sites and natural, open space across the state.  You can help this nonprofit organization further their work by answering just a few simple questions! https://landtrusttn.org/feedback/    Read More
Posted by Matt Winemiller at Monday, September 24, 2018

Record Turnout for Cycle the Greenway

The Wolf River Conservancy would like to thank our cyclists, sponsors, volunteers and fundraisers for their participation in this year’s Cycle the Greenway event. With your support, we raised over $42,000 and had a record number of 175 cyclists this year! A special thank you to our presenting sponsor Orion Federal Credit Union, platinum sponsors Buckman and FedEx, gold sponsors Jim Keras Subaru and Whole Foods, and all of our other sponsors who graciously supported the... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Monday, June 25, 2018

April 2018 Enewsletter

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Thursday, May 10, 2018

World Water Day Celebration at Memphis Made

The Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Made Brewing joined forces to recognize World Water Day on Thursday, March 22nd at their taproom. The team at Memphis Made graciously donated all beer sales and tips that day and raised over $2,600 for the Conservancy in celebration of World Water Day! Several community partners were on hand to share more about their important work and how we can create a more sustainable Mid-South. World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the water... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, March 26, 2018

January 2018 ENewsletter

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Wednesday, February 14, 2018

November 2017 Enewsletter

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Wednesday, November 8, 2017

International Paper Employees Make Huge Impact at Epping Way

The Wolf River Conservancy is lucky to have committed corporate champions. International Paper is one of our corporate benefactors who not only provides ongoing financial support to advance the mission of the Conservancy, but they volunteer their team to clean and protect the Wolf River watershed. Employees from International Paper, through their IP Day of Caring, volunteered Friday morning at Epping Way in Raleigh. The group of 25 volunteers helped remove invasives, cleared storm... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Friday, September 22, 2017

Cycle the Greenway Surpasses Fundraising Mark

The 11th Annual Cycle the Greenway, presented by Orion Federal Credit Union, was a huge success, raising over $45,000 for the Conservancy. We had 150 cyclists enjoy our scenic ride on the Greenway and throughout Germantown and Collierville on Saturday, June 3rd. Congratulations to Don Campbell, the top individual fundraiser, and to the top fundraising team, Memphis Hightailers. Thanks again to presenting sponsor, Orion Federal Credit Union, platinum sponsors Buckman,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Tuesday, June 27, 2017

March 2017 Enewsletter

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Drink A Beer, Save A River Series Kicks Off with Memphis Green Drinks

Thank you to all who joined us for our first Drink A Beer, Save A River series at the Ghost River Tap Room on Wednesday, March 22nd from 5-8 pm! We had a great turnout, and we were excited to announce our collaboration with the Memphis Green Drinks moving forward. The event was held on World Water Day, and we had the unique opportunity to celebrate the great work of many local organizations who are committed to sustainable practices in our community that evening. Thank you to the Center of... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Friday, March 24, 2017

Registration & Fundraising Open for Cycle the Greenway

Presented by Orion Federal Credit Union Saturday, June 3, 2017 7600 Wolf River Blvd. Registration: $40   Register Today!   When you register for Cycle the Greenway, you have the opportunity to fundraise and earn incentives along the way!   Greenway All-Star:   Raise $100 (includes registration fee)   Cycle the Greenway Technical T-shirt   Goody... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Friday, March 24, 2017

February 2017 Enewsletter

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, January 31, 2017

December 2016 Enewsletter

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Sustaining the Wolf Challenge Grant: Triple Your Impact

Sustain the Wolf Challenge Grant Ends December 31st Give to the Wolf This Holiday Season   We have surpassed $55,000 towards our Sustaining the Wolf Challenge Grant. That means less than $20,000 to go to receive our full match! All new or increased gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to our friends at the Hyde Family Foundations.  And now, all gifts will be TRIPLED through the generosity of Ring Container Technologies. Just... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Sunday, December 18, 2016

November 2016 Enewsletter

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, November 28, 2016

Wolf River Conservancy & Jim Keras Subaru - Share The Love

We are very excited to announce that the Wolf River Conservancy will be the local charity recipient of the  Share the Love Campaign , a national fundraiser for all Subaru dealerships each holiday season.  Jim Keras Subaru will be promoting the Wolf River Conservancy at their dealership. For all new vehicle sales purchased or leased now through January 3rd, Subaru will donate $250 to charities across the country, including the Wolf River Conservancy here at Jim Keras Subaru.  ... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Monday, November 21, 2016

Thank You for a Wonderful Greenway Soiree

Thank you to all of our sponsors, planning committee members, guests and volunteers who helped make this year's Greenway Soiree a night to remember! With music from Earnestine & Hazel's Band, great items to bid in our silent and live auction, and wonderful food from Paradox Catering & Consulting, we are glad we could  Celebrate the Wolf  in style. A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, FedEx, and all of our sponsors for their commitment to the Wolf River... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Friday, November 18, 2016

October 2016 Enews

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Friday, October 7, 2016

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, July 11, 2016

"Keeping it Wild" - The Commercial Appeal 5.22.16

"Keeping it Wild" - The Commercial Appeal front page story in Sunday edition, May 22, 2016, and accompanying video. Learn more about our recent land conservation efforts and support from Ring Container Technologies. CA Story:  memphiscommercialappeal.tn.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=177fd2ee3 CA Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/167329829 Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Tuesday, May 24, 2016

April 2016 Enews

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, April 4, 2016

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Friday, February 5, 2016

Support WRC Every Month - Join the Neshoba Circle

Join the Neshoba Circle and provide ongoing, monthly support to further the mission of the Wolf River Conservancy. For as little as $10 a month, you will be supporting the ongoing efforts to preserve and protect the Wonder of the Wolf. For more information about the Neshoba Circle and all of our membership and giving levels, please follow this link. Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Thursday, January 21, 2016

Volunteer at the 11th Annual WRC Tree Planting

  The 11th Annual WRC Tree Planting is the largest volunteer event for the Wolf River Conservancy and will be held on Saturday, March 12th from 9-12 pm at Shelby Farms Park. Presented by International Paper and FedEx, hundreds of volunteers will help plant over 325 one-inch caliper Eastern Redbud trees and establish native butterfly gardens along the Walnut Grove side of Shelby Farms Park. We need your help to complete this project! Register to Volunteer   Sponsor A... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sponsor a Tree and Support WRC

The 11th Annual WRC Tree Planting will be on Saturday, March 12th at Shelby Farms Park. Volunteers will plant 330 one-inch caliper Eastern Redbud trees along Walnut Grove Road. The cost of each of these trees is roughly $15. We are asking for your help by considering to sponsor the cost of a tree (or many trees), so that more funds can go to future programs and service projects at the Wolf River Conservancy. We have a goal to raise $5,000 for the needed 330 Eastern Redbuds for our tree... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Thursday, January 21, 2016

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, August 24, 2015

Commercial Appeal Front Page Coverage of Wolf River Greenway Extension

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Posted by Emma Smith at Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Evening of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

The Wolf River Conservancy was invited to attend the opening night at the Bass Pro Shops for their Evening of Conservation on Wednesday, April 29th.  Ryan Hall and Kelsey Hamilton, WRC Staff Members, spoke with interested guests and visitors about our conservation efforts and the importance of preserving and protecting the Wolf River and its watershed.  Photo credit: Joe Sills, Fishing Tackle Retailer Read More
Posted by Kelsey Hamilton at Friday, May 22, 2015

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Posted by Cathy Justis at Friday, February 27, 2015