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November 2018 ENewsletter

Wolf River Conservancy
November 2018 ENEWSLETTER
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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Wolf River Conservancy friends,

As we reflect on the milestones of 2018 at the Wolf River Conservancy, I want to thank you all for your support and commitment. Because of you, the Wolf River Conservancy, a nationally accredited land trust, has protected over 16,500 acres in the Wolf River watershed since our founding in 1985.  Our ongoing work and the challenges to our watershed, however, remain just as important, if not more, as they were at our beginning.

Right now, with your help, we have an exciting opportunity to preserve another critically important property on the Wolf River. The Cornerstone Property, located off Bateman Road in Fayette County, is the final scenic stretch of the Ghost River section of the Wolf River before the take-out at Bateman Bridge. This property also represents the cornerstone of the Wolf River Conservancy mission – Conservation, Education and Recreation – and includes the following highlights:

  • Protects both banks of the Wolf River, completing the western extent of the Ghost River State Natural Area
  • Increases access for paddlers, anglers, birdwatchers and hunters
  • Contains a rare plant community and diverse habitats for birds, fish, amphibians, mussels and other species
  • Protects scenic wetlands that recharge the Memphis Sand Aquifer
  • Acts as the outdoor education and recreation hub in Fayette County

Your ongoing generosity allows us to conserve critically important lands like the Cornerstone Property and other lands within the Wolf River watershed which help to protect our water and wildlife, to build out the remaining Wolf River Greenway trail, to connect both youth and adults to the Wolf River through environmental education and to share the beauty of the Wolf River through paddling, hiking and biking.

Currently, we are in our Sustaining the Wolf campaign to ensure that our mission of protecting and preserving the Wolf River continues today and for future generations. Our friends Scott and Kay Dawson have provided a generous challenge grant of up to $100,000 that will be matched – dollar for dollar – through December 31st. 2018.

Would you please consider making a year-end gift that would be doubled through this challenge grant? Together we can make tremendous strides in continuing to protect critical lands within the Wolf River watershed and meet this challenge by the December 31st deadline.  Please join us in Sustaining the Wolf and help us broaden our conservation efforts.

If you recently made your year-end gift, please accept our sincere thanks and gratitude. Thank you, and all the best for the remainder of 2018 and 2019!

Keith Cole
Executive Director

More Stories

Sustain the Wolf: Give Today and Double Your Impact!

All donations received between now and Dec.31st will be doubled dollar for dollar up to $100,000, thanks to the generous support from Scott and Kay Dawson.  Learn More...

A Shout Out to November Volunteers!

International Paper  and ALSAC volunteers planted 150 trees at Epping Way on Nov. 16th, more volunteers finished the job during our Saturday Service Project, and an Eagle Scout completed his project on Nov. 9th!   Learn More...

We Oppose the Nutbush Landfill 

The Land Use Control Board meets on Dec.13th to discuss a proposed landfill in the Wollf River floodplain. The Conservancy will be there to oppose it.  Learn More...

Natural Highlights: Bouquet Mudplantain

Included in the rich biota of the Cornerstone Property is a rare wetland plant, the Bouquet Mudplantain, found in a only a few places in west Tennessee.  Learn More...

The Greenway Soiree - A Night to Remember

Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, guests and volunteers who helped make this year's Greenway Soirée our best yet!  Learn More...

Thanks to Our Project WET Sponsors!

Thank you to Buckman and the Crawford Howard Private Foundation for sponsoring our two Project WET Workshops this year. The most recent was held on Nov. 21st.  Learn More...

Upcoming Events

 

  

December 1

First Saturday Paddle 

 

December 8

Saturday Service Project

 

December 13

Land Use Control Board Meeting 

 

December 22

Full Moon Bonfire

 

January 1

Polar Wolf Plunge

 

January 5

First Saturday Paddle 

 

January 19

Wolf River 5K 

 

February 11

Annual Tree Planting

 

 

 

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