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November 2015 Enewsletter

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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Wolf River Conservancy Partner:

In the next few days you should be receiving the Winter Edition of our Currents newsletter. You will read about WRC’s latest accomplishments and projects in support of our mission: to conserve and enhance the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable natural resource. Our staff and board are very pleased with our continued progress in delivering on this vital mission.

Soon you will also be receiving our Annual Appeal for financial support. We hope that this year you will consider increasing your gift in order to assist us in the advancement of the Conservancy’s important work.

It’s likely that you will be receiving many similar requests from a variety of creditable local and national non-profit organizations worthy of your help. Here is a reminder of why we think the Wolf River Conservancy should continue to earn your financial support. During 2015 we have:

 - Protected an additional 700 acres in the watershed, bringing our cumulative total to 15,000 acres. Our protected lands serve to protect the Memphis Sand Aquifer and our clean drinking water.
 - Advanced significantly the design and build-out of the Wolf River Greenway Trail with up to four segments to begin construction in early 2016.
 - Conducted several public engagement meetings to ensure that the Wolf River Greenway Trail can stimulate community development and improved livability; more meetings will be held in 2016.
 - Planted over 10,000 trees at Shelby Farms Park with the help of 400 volunteers.
 - Provided staff support and leadership in the Mid-South Greenprint Project.
 - Delivered a diverse array of environmental education programs to adults and children in our community.

And so much more! Also, a reminder: you can allocate a portion of your financial gift to the “Ring Challenge”…. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar in support of land conservation.

Thank you for your continued support of the work and mission of the Wolf River Conservancy. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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