Monday, January 11, 2021

TN rivers get new Asian carp funding!

$25M just for Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers for projects to manage and prevent the spread of Asian carp. Barriers are viewed as the leading method for limiting the movement of Asian carp.
 

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$25 Million Approved for Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers

bighead carpTennessee got a big holiday gift for our fight against Asian carp!

A total of $25 million in new federal funding is coming and it's just for the Tennessee and Cumberland river basins. The money is for projects to manage and prevent the spread of Asian carp. Barriers are viewed as the leading method for limiting the movement of Asian carp.

"Federal legislators have stepped up again to fund Tennessee's fight against Asian carp, which are destroying native species and harming local economies," said Michael Butler, CEO.

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The awards ceremony will be online this year but the Federation is still excited to celebrate those who are conserving Tennessee's wildlife, water, and wild places. 

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Friend, take action before midnight tonight

It's the last day of 2020—act now to ensure that wildlife and wild places are conserved
 

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Friend,

It's the last day to make an impact for conservation in 2020! Will you take a stand for wildlife and please donate before midnight tonight?

A Tennessee without healthy wildlife, clean water, and abundant wildlands is a future I know you don't want to imagine. We've got to stand together to ensure that Tennessee's natural resources are able to thrive no matter what.

 
Yes, I'll donate
 

No matter how you choose to support, we commit to keeping you informed about critical conservation issues across the state. If you can, please make a gift to fight for Tennessee's natural resources.

P.S. Today is the last day to take advantage of an increased tax break for charitable giving in 2020. Make a gift today to take advantage of this benefit.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Your support is needed by Dec. 31st

You can help issues like litter, habitat destruction, and native species by donating
 

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Friend,

Our natural resources—especially waterways—are experiencing increased strain. Banks lined with litter; native habitats disturbed and even destroyed; and the quiet solitude of our great state disrupted.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg, when you consider that waterways are just one piece of a delicately balanced ecosystem.

We've got to stand together to ensure that Tennessee's natural resources are able to thrive no matter what. Friend, will you take a stand for wildlife and please make a donation before December 31st?

 
Yes, count me in
 

It's only through the generosity of people like you that these precious resources can be conserved. The mountains, the streams, the animals—they can't speak for themselves, so it's up to us to care for them. If you can, please make a gift today

 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Your gift is needed by Dec. 31st

Wildlife and habitats need to be conserved—your gift will help do that.

Friend,

I'll get right to the point because this is important. Please support water, wildlife, and wild places in Tennessee by December 31st. 

Due to COVID-19, a critical funding source was lost this year. Because of this, our ability to fight for the natural resources that you care about most—that provide refuge for humans and wildlife alike—could be impacted.

But this doesn't have to be the reality. You can help combat issues like litter, habitat destruction, and native species loss by supporting conservation policy and habitat restoration with a gift today.

 
Yes, I'll donate
 

It's more critical than ever that we conserve native habitats, to give wildlife a place to thrive and provide us with places of respite and restoration.

Without adequate funding, this work cannot be done. A Tennessee without healthy wildlife, clean water, and abundant wildlands is a future I know you don't want to imagine. 

Whether you enjoy hiking, hunting, bird watching, or gardening—the great outdoors and conserving our natural resources is central to all. Your gift will make conservation of vulnerable waterways, wildlife, and wild places possible, PLUS support all the work of the Federation. If you can, please make a gift today

Sincerely,

Kendall McCarter

P.S. Friend, your gift makes a difference. Please make a donation before December 31st to ensure that vulnerable species, habitats, and wildlife are able to thrive in Tennessee. 

P.P.S. Your gift can benefit your taxes too! Deduct 100% of your charitable giving in 2020, thanks to the CARES Act.
 

Kendall McCarter | Chief Development Officer
Tennessee Wildlife Federation
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Friday, December 25, 2020

Happy Holidays!

From our family to yours
 

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Happy Holidays from the Federation family!

 

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Monday, December 21, 2020

WATCH: The fight against Asian carp—a message from Bill Dance

Take a look at this video to see why it's so important that we not let up on Asian carp
 

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Bill Dance

Friend,

Our friend Bill Dance has been fishing longer than almost anyone we know. From west to east and everywhere in between, he has experienced the waterways and natural wildlife of our great state. When Asian carp became a threat to Tennessee's world-class angling waters, Bill knew something had to be done. For years, he has supported the Federation in all our efforts to combat these invasive species.

Together, we've gotten a lot accomplished. Earlier this year, federal Asian carp funding was increased to $25 million and, for the first time, was made available to Tennessee and other Southeast states. Along with other state and federal funding we've help secure, agencies more and more have what they need to block and remove Asian carp in our waters. This is critical work that will protect our lakes, rivers, and streams for generations to come. Check out this video from Bill Dance to see why supporting the eradication of destructive carp is so important.

It's only through collaborations like these that we will be able to continue to fight Asian carp and protect Tennessee's waterways. If you want to support the effort to combat the spread of these aquatic pests, please make a donation today.

 
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Land that connects us to family and faith

For Mark, his connection with nature gives him a larger sense of purpose
 

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Mark-"A real spiritual connection to land"

Friend,

A place of refuge. A sense of purpose. A connection to something bigger than ourselves. For many of us, the great outdoors is an important part of our spiritual lives. It can be a quiet camping trip, an early morning sunrise, or witnessing wildlife. Being in nature connects to the deepest parts of ourselves and allows us space for reflection.

Mark's land in West Tennessee had always been a good home for him and his family. But when they decided to work with our habitat conservation team to restore his land to its natural state, the impact was larger than expected. Watch Mark's story and see how this restored land created a refuge not only for wildlife, but for his family as well.

Your generosity helps us restore critical habitats for wildlife and native plant species. Please make a donation today to conserve Tennessee's natural resources like water, land, and wildlife.

 
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