Latest Wolf River Stories
By Matt Woo As Ted Fox began to talk about the future of the Wolf River Wildlife Area, he stopped and made a prediction. "It will be like this forever," said Fox, director for the Shelby County Public works and executive director of the Chickasaw Basin Authority.
It's not as if nothing is happening in Memphis to demonstrate an awareness that the environment is fragile and natural resources are finite.
By Tom Charlier The sight of deer bounding through the woods may not have surprised Larry J. Smith, but the half-dozen or so wild turkeys that popped their heads up out of the tall grass to gaze curiously at intruders certainly did.
By Joseph Russell People were everywhere, supporting a cause many may not have known about prior to Sunday's 8K road race and 3K family run/walk in support of the Wolf River Conservancy.
By Tom Charlier The group seeking to dramatically re-create Shelby Farms under a slogan that includes "one park, one million trees" soon should be getting one big chunk of cash to help make it happen.
From the boardwalks, paved trails and dirt paths already lining its banks, the Wolf River presents itself as a stream of intense contrasts.
By Tom Charlier It bubbles up from a spring-fed pond in the Mississippi hills, then settles into West Tennessee swamps, where lilies bloom in the open water and the rat-tat-tat sounds from woodpeckers echo through a labyrinth of cypress and tupelo trees.
It has taken too long , but Memphis is fortunate that its leaders are catching on to the wisdom of investing in and developing greenways for their recreational, economic, social and environmental benefits.