This has been a very active week for the Wolf River Conservancy, illustrating our continued commitment to deliver on our mission to our community.
On Wed, Oct, 26th, WRC and its partners,, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), hosted a dedication event for the recently opened Piperton Access Point on the Wolf River in Fayette County. We are pleased to have worked with both TWRA and TVA on this project and have plans to provide new and improved access to other parts of the river within the next few months. Stay tuned.
WRC and representatives of Shelby County and the City of Memphis participated in a ceremony on Oct. 27th acknowledging the award of $60 million as part of the Shelby County National Disaster Resilience Grant. The event was held at Kennedy Park. Our Wolf River Greenway Trail project will receive $9 Million of this grant to further the buildout of the Wolf River Greenway trail and also to help mitigate future flooding in some areas of north Memphis
Also, we also want you to know that our very own Bob Wenner, Chief Financial Officer, received an important recognition last week from the Memphis Business Journal. Bob was selected as the “C.F.O. of the Year” in the category of Non-Profits with less than $20 million in revenues. We are very proud to see Bob honored by his peers and our community.
We continue to make good progress on building out the Wolf River Greenway trail with three segments soon to be under construction: Epping Way, Mud Island to Second Street, and Kennedy Park. Please see our website for more information.
Thanks to you all for your continued support for our work! Please remember the generous Hyde Family Foundations Challenge Grant which provides a $1 for $1 match for your new or increased unrestricted financial gift.