Category: Paddling

Sell-Out Crowd at Source to Sea Film

The Memphis premier showing of the documentary “ Dale Sanders: Source to the Sea ”  at the Brooks Museum on Saturday, January 14 th was a tremendous success with a capacity crowd of 250 people.  The theater was filled and tickets were sold out; our apologies to those folks unable to purchase tickets at the door. Viewers enjoyed the documentary which followed our very own Dale Sanders on his journey from the source of the Mississippi River in... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, January 30, 2017

New Piperton Access Dedicated on Oct. 26th

        New Piperton Access Area Unveiled October 26th  by the Wolf River Conservancy, TVA and TWRA The Wolf River Conservancy (WRC), in partnership with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), unveiled the new Wolf River Piperton Access Area on Wednesday, October 26 th . The Piperton Access Point now provides easier access and entry to over 4,000 contiguous acres in the Wolf River watershed. Keith Cole,... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Strickland

Jim Strickland, our latest certified WRC River Guide, has quickly gained the respect of the other guides and participating paddlers. Since early 2015, he has been one of our most trusted, stable volunteers, lending a helping hand both on paddle trips and with other WRC projects whenever he can.  Jim has participated in seven events already, including our first Polar Wolf Plunge on January 1.  He was one of only seven individuals who entered the water at Bateman Road bridge while 20... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wolf River Paddling Outlook for the Coming Year

    Jim Gafford and others, Lost Swamp Trail, Dec. 2015 The 2016 WRC Paddle schedule will not be disappointing. Thirty four activities are scheduled and possibly more will be added at the river guide planning meeting in January. We will keep the First Saturday Paddle venue and paddle popular destinations like the Ghost Section, Lost Swamp, Michigan City and the urban Wolf. This year we are adding a Mother's Day Paddle, which will complement the traditional Father's Day program. ... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Friday, December 18, 2015

Summer Paddling for Youth and Families: Building Skills, Making Memories

Our Summer Paddling Program for Youth and Families was a great success this June, training 46 people of all ages, many of whom had never paddled a canoe before. Three different groups participated in three 4-day training sessions from June 8-25, starting out in the calm waters of a lake, getting a chance to try out a kayak and a stand-up paddleboard, and ending the week with a trip down a section of the Wolf River.  Families were able to learn together and now they'll be able to paddle... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Monday, June 29, 2015

Our Summer Paddling Program Begins on June 8th!

Sign up now for WRC's Summer Paddling Program for Youth and Families!   Three 4-day sessions will be held June 8-11, 15-18, and 22-25, building paddling skills on nearby lakes and culminating with a trip on the Wolf River.  Kids of any age are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian;  kids 13 and up may attend without an adult.  Teachers and youth leaders are also encouraged to apply.  Other adults will be considered on an individual basis and as space... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Friday, May 15, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Watson

  Mike Watson has been an active river guide for Wolf River Conservancy since the guide program began with the original First Saturday Paddle in 2010. He has been the Lead Guide for the Fall Colors Trip and the Birding Paddle and a valued member of trail blazing expeditions, wielding a chainsaw like a pro. Mike is also an invaluable asset to WRC off the river: his expert mapping and computer skills have provided us with our most important paddling maps. Mike’s favorite section of... Read More
Posted by Cathy Justis at Friday, March 27, 2015