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Protecting the Forgotten Waters Property: You Can Help!

Wolf River Conservancy and The Conservation Fund are partnering to protect a large swath of wetlands on the Wolf River in Fayette County.  With incredible conservation values, this 280-acre property seems to have it all:  approximately 1 mile of Wolf River frontage, a freshwater marsh, a heron rookery, potential quail habitat, road frontage, and a beautiful bottomland hardwood forest.  

   

Photo: A large freshwater marsh dominates the landscape of the Forgotten Waters property, providing sustenance for wildlife and numerous wetland flowering plants, and recharge for our drinking water source, the Memphis Sand Aquifer. Photo Credit: Nick Wiggins

Conservation properties like these are rare finds.  The only way that the Conservancy is able to protect this property is through our partnership with The Conservation Fund and with contributions from donors like you.  This global pandemic has shone a light on the need for more green spaces not only for wildlife, but for humans as well.  So, if you are able, please help us protect Forgotten Waters and other important wetland properties we are trying to protect this year with a donation today:  https://wolfriver.org/give-

Great Blue Heron fledglings with an adult on a nest above the Forgotten Waters property. Photo credit: Nick Wiggins.

Posted by Cathy Justis at 1:06 PM