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January 2016 ENEWSLETTER
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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Wolf River Conservancy Partner:

Ring Container Technologies Challenge Grant a Success – Thanks to everyone for your support!

On September 26, 2015, the Ring Container Technologies Challenge Grant was announced to the public. Under the terms of the grant, the Ring Container Technologies Company would provide matching funds of up to $500,000 to support the WRC’s land conservation projects.

The first project to be funded under the grant was the “Triple Zee” property, a 215-acre property which, once protected, would create 4000 contiguous acres of protected land on both sides of the Wolf River connecting Shelby and Fayette counties. This project is very important to our overall watershed protection strategy and we expect to close on the property this month.

The response from the community and our membership has been tremendous...Thank You!

During the three months following the announcement, over 180 individuals donated to the Ring Challenge; for 22% of these donors this was a first-time financial gift to the WRC. Clearly, our mission to protect lands with significant conservation value in the Wolf River Watershed is important to the community - you have proved it with your financial support. As a reminder, we prioritize our land projects based two important factors: the protection of our clean drinking water supply, the Memphis Sand Aquifer, and protection of habitat for the native wildlife that depend on the watershed.

The recent news of the contaminated water supply in Flint, Michigan, and its associated consequences provides us with a stark reminder that we here in Memphis and the Mid-South cannot take our abundant clean drinking water for granted. We all have a shared responsibility to help protect this important natural resource.

   Thank you to the Ring Container Technologies Company and to everyone who made a contribution toward our effort to protect our watershed! Financial gifts can still be directed toward the Challenge at this link. 

Thanks for your support.

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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Urban Wetland with Heron Rookery Protected

Thanks to a generous donation of property, Wolf River Conservancy is proud to announce that another 37 acres of an important urban wetland habitat is now preserved.  Learn More...

Buckman Supports Upcoming Water Workshops

Educators and others can register for a Healthy Water, Healthy People Workshop will on Mar. 11 or  Project WET on Mar. 18.  Learn More...

Join the Neshoba Circle and Give Monthly!

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Volunteers Needed! WRC Launches New Greenway Ambassador Program

We Need You!  With our rapidly growing Greenway, we are looking for volunteers to be our eyes and ears to make sure our users have a safe and fun experience out there.   Learn More...

Upcoming Events


January 30

Weed Wrangle



February 2

World Wetlands Day

 

 

February 6

First Saturday Paddle


February 12-15

Great Backyard Bird Count 


February 18

Tom Fox Photography Program



February 21-27

National Invasive Plant Awareness Week



March 5

First Saturday Paddle

 

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