October 2016 Enews

Wolf River Conservacy
October 2016 ENEWSLETTER
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Dear Wolf River Conservancy Partner:

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.

Keith Cole
Executive Director

More Stories

Greenway Soiree Nearing a Sell-Out!

Fewer than 40 tickets remain for our annual Greenway Soiree! Reserve your sport and join us for a festive evening celebrating the Wolf River Conservancy on Sat., Nov. 12th, at Opera Memphis. Learn More...

Hyde Challenge Grant Launches Sustaining the Wolf Campaign

Any new, additional, or increased gifts from individuals will be doubled – thanks to our friends at the Hyde Family Foundations.  Learn More...

New Piperton Access Dedicated on Oct. 26th

The product of a partnership between TVA, TWRA, and WRC, a new river access point at Piperton was dedicated at a ceremony on Oct. 26th.  Learn More...

Natural Highlights: Tennessee Bats

The 16 species of bats found in Tennessee eat enormous numbers of insects, including mosquitoes.  They are heading to hibernacula as temperatures cool and days shorten. Learn More...

Fall Five Star Projects with Kingsbury and SGIS 

Our thanks to students from St. George's Independent School and Kingsbury High School for their work to improve habitat in the Wolf River watershed. Learn More...

Help Bats at Lovitt Woods on Oct. 29th!

Volunteers are needed to help us install two large bat houses at our Lovitt Woods property    Learn More...

Upcoming Events



October 29

Halloween Bat House Service Project



November 5

First Saturday Paddle


November 12

Lovitt Woods Privet Project  


November 12

Greenway Soiree


November 19

Coldwater Paddle Training


November 22

Project WET Workshop


December 3

First Saturday Paddle


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