August 2017 Enewsletter

Wolf River Conservancy
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Dear Wolf River Conservancy Friend:

Tennessee is a great state for enjoying the outdoors and all it has to offer. Did you know that Tennessee is one of most biologically diverse states in our nation?   “Tennessee is considered to be the most biologically diverse state without a coastline, housing seven of the eight most ecologically rich rivers in North America; more than 325 species of fish, ranking the state first among all states in freshwater fish diversity; more than 300 species of birds; 89 mammals; 70 amphibians; 61 reptiles; and more than 2,300 varieties of plants.” *

Our state is blessed with rich natural assets, and we are also fortunate that our state policymakers have a tradition of investing in and preserving lands with significant conservation value for the public benefit. The Wolf River Conservancy is pleased to consider the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as past and current partners in our land conservation mission.

Sadly, on the federal level, many environmental safeguards and other policies designed to protect our natural resources are being threatened and could be eliminated.  This is unfortunate for anyone who values protecting our environment for future generations.

The directive to "Think Globally, Act Locally" originally began at the grassroots level; it is now a widespread and powerful concept. Your financial support of the Wolf River Conservancy and our mission to protect our watershed, our biodiversity, and our clean drinking water is one very meaningful way you can think globally and act locally. Protecting water resources anywhere helps to protect them everywhere.

Since our founding in 1985, we have protected over 16,000 acres of floodplains, wetlands, and uplands in our watershed.  At an average value of $1500 per acre, 16.000 acres represents an investment of $24,000,000 by the Conservancy. We are not guided by expected profits from this investment, but by our mission to “conserve and enhance the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable natural resource”.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support.

*Borrowed from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website.

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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Lecture on Mushrooms Rounds Out Series 

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Project WET: Learning to Teach About Water

Registration is now open for the Nov. 21 WET Workshop, which provides teachers with water-related activities for the classroom and a new awareness of local water resources. Check out our photos!  Learn More...

Join the Neshoba Circle!

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Upcoming Events



August 30

Memphis Green Drinks Happy Hour 


September 1

901 Day Celebration


September 2

First Saturday Paddle   


September 11

Jason Hoeksema: Wild Mushrooms


September 16

Cooper Young Festival


September 30

Baker's Pond Hike 


October 7

First Saturday Paddle



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