In Memphis and Shelby County, there are approximately 3,000 non-profit organizations. All of these groups have their own specific missions and we know that there are some redundancies. As a result, “collaboration” is a word used quite a bit in the non-profit world and for a very good reason: partnering with another complimentary group is efficient, helping to advance the missions of both organizations
The Wolf River Conservancy is proud to be part of the robust conservation sector of the non-profits in our community. We continue to see from our sister organizations such good work as illustrated by recent projects such as the Big River Crossing, Shelby Farms “Heart of the Park” project, the Overton Park renaissance, and the Mid-South Regional Greenprint.
Last week, we celebrated a new collaboration between the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Green Drinks. Green Drinks is an international organization of young professionals with an interest in environmental conservation and sustainability. Local chapters host periodic social events which provide the venue for this group to advance its mission.
With the new collaboration, Memphis Green Drinks will help us coordinate our Drink a Beer, Save a River events. We are pleased to be part of a new partnership that should increase awareness of both organizations.
Last week, on Mar. 22nd, Memphis Green Drinks and Wolf River Conservancy hosted their first official event at the new Ghost River Brewery Tap Room located on South Main. An enthusiastic crowd of 250+ attendees came out to celebrate World Water Day by enjoying all flavors of Ghost River Beer and a variety of foods. Other organizations attending the event were the Sierra Club, Clean Memphis/Project Green Fork, the Ground Water Institute (now known as CAESER), the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability and the newly formed Protect Our Aquifer group. THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Drink a Beer, Save a River and made our event a great success!
Check out our latest activities at wolfriver.org, and thanks again for your continued support.