May 2016 Enews

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Dear Wolf River Conservancy Partner:

I am especially proud of the Wolf River Conservancy program staff for their abilities and dedication in offering such a diverse array of events, projects and activities to our community. If you look at our activity calendar you will see that in May through November 12th  - the date of our premier fundraising event the Greenway Soiree - we have a total of twenty-seven activities planned.

Our activities provide something for everyone and for all ages such as…

  • Cycle the Greenway bike ride and fundraiser.
  • WRC member-exclusive First Saturday Paddle Trips led by WRC Volunteer River Guides, usually offering a different river section each month.
  • The return of the WRC Summer Lecture Series from June through September, in collaboration with the Memphis Botanic Gardens and with generous financial support from Buckman.
  • A Stream Stroll and a Frog Chorus Walk ideal for everyone in the family.
  • A variety of service projects to help keep our river clean and navigable.

All of these activities are designed to remind everyone of the importance of our mission in protecting the Wolf River watershed. We invite you to participate in one of our upcoming events and show your support for the Wolf River Conservancy!  Thank you.

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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Join Us for Cycle the Greenway on June 4th!

On Saturday, June 4th,  WRC will host our annual Cycle the Greenway event, presented by Orion Federal Credit Union. This year's top individual fundraiser wins a Public V7 bike donated by Bikesmith.  Learn More...

Wolf River Land Conservation in the News

Read "Keeping It Wild," a front page story in Sunday's Commercial Appeal, and view the short video of this section of the river.  Learn More...

Celebrating Our Volunteers

On May 19th, WRC held a volunteer appreciation event at Memphis Botanic Garden, and introduced the new Wolf River Greenway Ambassador program.  Learn More...

Natural Highlights: Itea

Also called Virginia Sweetspire, the white spires of  Itea flowers have been on display in the Wolf River swamps. Learn More...

Drink a Beer, Save A River at Slider Inn

Join us on June 14 for our monthly fundraising happy hour at the Slider Inn in Cooper-Young. $1 of all Ghost River draft beers and all proceeds from a specialty cask go back to support the Wolf River Conservancy. Drink A Beer, Save A River - it's that simple!  Learn More...

IP Raft Trips and a Five Star Service Project

Winridge Elementary and Soulsville Charter School students took raft trips on the Wolf River thanks to IP, and students at Kingsbury Elementary worked outside to improve habitat with support from the FedEx Five Star Grant.  Learn More...

Cycle the Greenway: Top Fundraiser Wins a Bike!

The top individual fundraiser from this year’s event will receive a Public V7 Bike, graciously donated by Bikesmith, valued at $650.  Learn More...

Upcoming Events



June 4

Cycle the Greenway



June 4

First Saturday Paddle


June 4

Frog Chorus Walk  


June 11

Wolf River Clean Up Paddle


June 14

Drink a Beer, Save a River


June 19

Father's Day Paddle Training


June 20

Dr. Allan Houston: Ticks and the Diseases They Carry


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