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September 2017 Enewsletter

Wolf River Conservancy
September 2017 ENEWSLETTER
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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Wolf River Conservancy Friend:

Let me introduce you to Grace Kasper, one of our newest donors, certainly our youngest, and among the most generous and unselfish supporters we have had the pleasure to meet in quite a while!

You see, Grace is 7 years old and in the first grade at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, and she recently celebrated her birthday.  For her birthday party this year, Grace decided that, instead of store-bought presents, she would ask her friends to bring donations for the Wolf River Conservancy.  That’s right – no colorful boxes and bows for Grace; she wanted to show her support for environmental conservation by donating all the money she raised - over $300 - to the Wolf River Conservancy!

Needless to say, upon hearing of Grace’s generosity, the Conservancy staff invited Grace and her mother, Kimberly, for an office visit to show our appreciation. It was wonderful to meet them both and to thank them in person!

There is a growing body of evidence that when a child performs an  act of kindness such as philanthropic giving, both the child and society benefit.

We want to thank Grace again for her generosity, and for her important reminder of the value of our work to all the children in the Wolf River watershed.  We promise to keep delivering on our mission to protect and enhance the Wolf River watershed as a sustainable natural resource - so that it remains just as wonderful when Grace is all grown up. We appreciate all of our supporters, and we especially appreciate Grace! (See a photo here).

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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Save the Date: Greenway Soirée on Nov. 11th

Our annual Greenway Soirée on Nov.11th will feature great local food, live music, a live and a silent auction, and lots of fun. Learn More...

International Paper Volunteers Improve Epping Way

Thank you to the 25 volunteers who helped remove invasive plants, cleared storm drains, performed general landscaping needs and picked-up trash at our Epping Way property on Sept. 22!  Learn More...

Natural Highlights: Restoring the Shortleaf Pine

Participants in the Baker's Pond hike on Sept.30 can see an exciting shortleaf pine- mixed hardwood restoration project, the result of a partnership between the Conservancy, Holly Springs National Forest, and Mississippi State University. Learn More...

Students from Rhodes Investigate Lovitt Woods 

Two groups of Rhodes College students visited the Conservancy's Lovitt Woods property on Sept. 6 and 7 to study the effects of privet on plant diveristy.  Learn More...

4-H Kids Learn Tree I.D.

Wolf River Conservancy's Ryan Hall helped to teach Shelby County 4-H students about Midsouth trees on Aug.18.  Learn More...

Register for Project WET!

Registration is now open for the Nov. 21 WET Workshop which provides teachers with water-related classroom activities and information on local water resources. Learn More...

Upcoming Events

 

  

September 30

Baker's Pond Hike 

 

October 5

Full Moon Bonfire

 

October 7

First Saturday Paddle   

 

October 12

Memphis Green Drinks Happy Hour

 

October 21

Wolf River Greenway Grand Opening Downtown

 

October 28

Ghost River Canoe Excursion 

 

October 29

Ghost River Canoe Excursion

 

 

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