Dear Wolf River Conservancy Friend,
Restoration, by definition, means the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition. What does restoration mean to you?
To the Wolf River Conservancy, restoration means working tirelessly with thousands of volunteers to collect and properly dispose of over 155,000 pounds of trash and tires that were illegally dumped into the Wolf River floodplain. Those tires and trash no longer pollute the Wolf River and the places where we recreate.
To the Wolf River Conservancy, restoration means planting over 60,000 trees in the Wolf River watershed. Those trees have helped to reforest rural Wolf River lands, Shelby Farms, and blighted areas in Memphis.
As an accredited land trust, the Wolf River Conservancy works every day to preserve and restore the Wolf River and its watershed for generations to come. Since our founding in 1985, the Conservancy has protected over 19,000 acres, strategically stretched across the wetlands and forests of the Wolf River watershed.
Recently, the Wolf River Conservancy helped to restore the 36-acre Cornerstone property, now part of the Ghost River State Natural Area in Fayette County. We planted back diverse species of native oak trees, which can sustain a wide variety of wildlife, in an attempt to return the habitat to its natural state. Former row crop fields were planted with native grasses and wildflowers, which now attract monarch butterflies and bird species not documented in the area before. We removed an invasive plant from Wolf River marshland so that a rare native plant species could survive and thrive. This is what restoration means to the Wolf River Conservancy.
Because of your unwavering support and the tremendous need that remains, the Wolf River Conservancy is committed and focused on our mission to protect, restore, and conserve. This is the heart of our work:
Generous donors, volunteers, landowners, and citizens help make all of this possible. You make our work possible. We hope you will consider a financial gift to further our efforts to restore the Wolf River and its watershed. You can donate securely on-line on our website at wolfriver.org/give. We are grateful for your continued support.
Thanks for your continued support,
Dear Wolf River Conservancy friend, Restoration, by definition, means the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition. What does restoration mean to you? To the Wolf River Conservancy, restoration means working tirelessly with thousands of volunteers to collect and proper