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February 2019 ENewsletter

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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Wolf River Conservancy friends

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 we are proud to be included in that number.  Becoming a nationally accredited land trust was a significant milestone for the Wolf River Conservancy, a collaborative effort of the WRC staff and board which has resulted in a much more effective and efficient organization.

Why is this important to our corporate and individual donors,  or to landowners interested in land protection?

As an accredited land trust, you can have confidence that the Wolf River Conservancy has:

  • Sound Finances
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Responsible Governance
  • Lasting Stewardship

A recent survey by the LTA found that 83% of landowners said accreditation increased their confidence that their land would be protected in perpetuity. As an accredited land trust, the Wolf River Conservancy is required to have a strong balance sheet and financial practices which are both ethical and transparent.  The Wolf River Conservancy’s most recent 990 form and its Audited Financial Report for 2017 can be found at https://wolfriver.org/financial-reports

The most important reason that accreditation matters is this:  it aids us in delivering on our land conservation mission.  Since its founding in 1985, the Wolf River Conservancy has been involved in land conservation projects in the Wolf River watershed. To date we have protected approximately 16,500 acres.  Our board remains committed to a strategic conservation plan designed to continue protection of our clean drinking water, woods, wetlands, and wildlife for many future generations.

To learn more about the land conservation work of the Wolf River Conservancy please visit https://wolfriver.org/land-preservation-tools  or email Ryan.Hall@wolfriver.org.

Thanks for your continued support of the Wolf River Conservancy!   

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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Please join us to toast World Water Day on Mar. 22nd at Memphis Made Brewery. On Mar. 23rd, we'll join LIving Lands and Water for a Wolf River Harbor Cleanup. Learn More...

Community Comes Together for Annual Tree Planting

352 volunteers came out for a great morning of tree planting at Shelby Farms Park on Feb. 16th. Learn More...

Join Us in Opposing the Nutbush Landfill on Mar. 14th 

The Land Use Control Board will meet at City Hall at10am on Mar. 14th to discuss a proposed landfill in the floodplain of the Wolf River.  Learn More...

Natural Highlights: Shumard Oak

Shumard Oaks were among the 11 species of trees planted at Shelby Farms Park during the Annual Tree Planting event on Feb. 16th.  Learn More...

Meet WRC Intern Will Thinnes!

Will Thinnes has been learning about land conservation, environmental education, and non-profit management during his time with us.  Learn More...

Upcoming Events

 

  

March 1

Arbor Day Celebration 

 

March 2

First Saturday Paddle

 

March 7

Wolf River Expedition 

 

March 14

Land Use Control Board Meeting

 

March 20

Full Moon Bonfire

 

March 22

World Water Day Celebration at Memphis Made 

 

March 23

Wolf River Harbor Cleanup 

 

April 27

Grand Opening: Wolf River Greenway at Epping Way 

  

 

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