At the Wolf River Conservancy, we generally attempt to remain apolitical, and we truly believe that land conservation and the other work that we do is a bipartisan effort. The positive outcomes that our land conservation work generates -- clean drinking water, cleaner air, and habitat for wildlife -- benefit our entire community.
Some people have expressed concerns about potential threats to diminish or repeal legislative accomplishments that have helped protect our natural resources. If you believe that protecting our environment at the federal level is important, then please let your congressional representatives know of your support. Our elected officials at the state level should also be aware of the continuing need to protect natural resources in Tennessee; it is generally a good business decision to do so.
Now, I am going to ask you to “Think Global, Act Local." The Wolf River Conservancy is working every day to help protect our local environment and make our community a greener, more livable place.
During the last two years, the Conservancy has facilitated the protection of an additional 1,745 acres of strategically important wetlands and floodplains in the Wolf River Watershed. Since our founding in 1985, we have protected over 16,000 acres. We thank all of you -- our donors -- for your help in accomplishing this important work!
Just a reminder - the Wolf River Conservancy undertakes land conservation projects for two important reasons:
- Protection of the Memphis Sand Aquifer Recharge Areas and ultimately our clean drinking water.
- Protection of the native species, both animals and plants, that depend on these natural habitats in our watershed.
We are thankful to Ring Container Technologies for their continued support of our ongoing conservation work through the Ring Challenge Grant.
If you have recently given to our Sustain the Wolf Campaign, you know that your new or increased gift will be matched $1 for $1, thanks to the generosity of our partners at the Hyde Family Foundations. Upon attaining the $75,000 “Sustain the Wolf” goal, Ring Container Technologies will provide an additional $75,000 to the Wolf River Conservancy Land Conservation Fund. Simply put, every $1 you donate to the Wolf River Conservancy will generate $3 dollars to benefit our community.
As we close our year in this season of giving, let us say again “thank you” for your continued support! Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season and a wonderful 2017!