New acquisitions are exciting for any land conservancy. It is our goal to keep donors and members informed as much as possible about the acquisition process. However, the process is delicate. By publicizing potential acquisitions, we risk increasing the number and price of offers received by the seller. We keep the acquisition process confidential to ensure SCCi can acquire caves at the lowest cost possible.
You can be a part of acquiring new preserves by:
1) Become a Sustaining Member, or increase your monthly contribution. Sustaining Members help SCCi pay for acquisitions, stewardship, and ongoing expenses.
2) Donate to the Stewardship Endowment Fund. This fund is the long-term investment in the stewardship of SCCi preserves. By ensuring these expenses are covered, SCCi frees resources for acquisitions.
3) Buy A Piece of the Cave. By 'buying' a piece of a cave, you help SCCi pay off debt from previous acquisitions.
4) Donate to the Strategic Acquisition Fund. This is a revolving loan fund that funds future acquisitions.
If you are aware of a property for sale (or one that will soon be) that contains cave(s), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can also participate in acquisitions by being a part of the Acquisitions committee.