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March 2018 ENewsletter

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March 2018 ENEWSLETTER
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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Wolf River Conservancy Friend:

Earlier this year,  Governor Bill Haslam announced an important initiative to create a statewide plan for future water availability in Tennessee. The Wolf River Conservancy along with other Memphians are participating in this essential process.

The plan, TN H20, will include an assessment of current water resources in Tennessee, and recommendations to help ensure these resources can support future population and economic growth. The plan will be created by a statewide committee of leaders from federal, state and local government, academia, industry, environmental advocacy groups and public utilities.

According to state authorities, Tennessee’s population is estimated to double in the next 50 years. This growth, along with recent concerns over the utilization of the Memphis Sand Aquifer, droughts that have impacted numerous Tennessee communities, failures of aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and interstate battles over water rights, all stress the need to develop a statewide plan for addressing water availability.

TN H2O will pay particular attention to surface and groundwater, water and wastewater infrastructure, water reuse and land conservation, as well as institutional framework and legal considerations. The Wolf River Conservancy supports the governor’s initiative and will advocate for continued access to clean drinking water, especially in West Tennessee.

A draft of the plan will be available for public comment in October 2018. The Wolf River Conservancy will assist in the distribution of this plan for public comment via our website and other electronic distribution methods.

Please visit our Activity Calendar to learn more about the many activities that we have planned for this spring and summer, and thanks to you all for your continued support for the Wolf River Conservancy.  Enjoy!

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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Upcoming Events

 

  

March 29

Full Moon Bonfire 

 

April 7

First Saturday Paddle

 

April 14

Spring Walk At Riverwoods 

 

April 19

Wolf River 5% Day at Whole Foods Germantown

 

April 22

Earth Day

 

April 28

Fourth Saturday Service Project 

 

April 28

Spring Birding Paddle

 

 

 

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