Walden’s Puddle is once again participating in The Big Payback, a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them. This is the third year that Walden’s Puddle is taking part in the event.

The Big Payback, presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, will begin at midnight on Tuesday, May 3 and runs for 24 hours.

Gifts from the public during The Big Payback will be boosted with funds from sponsors of the event, which will provide opportunities for Walden’s Puddle to vie for financial incentives and additional prizes. Help us if you can at TheBigPayback.org, anytime on May 3rd.

“Nonprofits do important, life-changing work every day across Middle Tennessee,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “The Big Payback has become an exciting opportunity for us to come together as a community to support their efforts and recognize the positive impact they have on our neighbors. It’s an easy, fun and a meaningful way for us to show our local pride and give back, and make a really big impact in the process.”




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PLEASE READ: Lane Brody, Our Chairman And “In Kind” CEO, Comments To Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Walden’s Puddle, neighbors oppose Joelton gas compressor



By Holly Meyer
Nashville Tennessean

The head of Walden’s Puddle says the wildlife rehabilitation center in Joelton will be in jeopardy if a natural gas compressor station is built nearby.

Lane Brody, the chief-executive officer for the nonprofit, and another staff member shared their concerns with the Metro Council during a Tuesday public hearing on legislation that could keep the gas compressor out of the rural community. They were among more than 15 neighbors, environmentalists and politicians to raise questions about safety and the proposed station’s impact on the environment.



Don’t Let Toxic Pollution Destroy Our Wildlife Rehabilitation And Education Center



We are the workers and volunteers of Walden’s Puddle, middle Tennessee’s only wildlife rehabilitation and education center. Every year, we help over 3,500 injured, orphaned and sick animals. We are many of these animals’ last chance at life.

Kinder Morgan could take that lifeline away. The company wants to place a gas compressor station right next to Walden’s Puddle. It is well documented that these stations produce toxic chemicals, gases and noise decibels that are harmful to humans and animals alike. If the station is allowed here, the pollution and noise will be too much for the already fragile wildlife. We will be forced to close our doors.



If you know the animal is orphaned or if you find an injured wild animal, call our Wildlife Admissions Line immediately at (615) 299-9938 and LEAVE A MESSAGE. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL, WE MAY NOT GET YOUR MESSAGE IN TIME.

Walden’s Puddle provides care and treatment to sick, injured and orphaned native Tennessee wildlife. We are the only professionally-staffed wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Middle Tennessee. We do not charge for services and receive no federal or state funding at this time.

We are here to help you help wildlife in trouble. If you suspect an animal is orphaned, please observe to make sure its mother is not nearby.

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