Donor Shares About Impacting Wildlife—Today and for Future Generations

Nov 23, 2020

Heron at sunset

When we talk about wildlife conservation, we are rarely talking about the short term. Though there are many wins on a monthly or yearly basis—such as the purple martin migration success or habitat conservation projects throughout the state—impactful conservation is measured in terms of many years of persistent work.

With this long-term impact in mind, the Federation launched a monthly giving program in 2018. By offering supporters a way to give a little over an extended period of time, conservation work is sustained for decades.

Avid hiker and conservationist, Mike Harkreader of Castalian Springs is one of the Federation’s longest standing monthly donors. “Monthly giving is a no-brainer, easy to afford, and you end up giving more over a year.”

As a native Tennessean, Mike counts the biodiversity and unique microclimates in Tennessee as critical factors in his decision to make a monthly gift. “Tennessee is so diverse, every region is different, and there are many varieties of wildlife and habitats throughout the state that are important.”

We know it will take perseverance to ensure that Tennessee’s water, wildlife, and wild places are conserved for the future. That is why monthly donors are so critical to the ongoing success of conservation initiatives. With each of us pitching in just a little bit, incredible change can happen.

If recurring giving sounds like a match for you, please visit to set up a monthly gift in any amount. Your generosity will have an impact on conservation in our state today and for decades to come.

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