Archives for 2016

Bats Beer & Bluegrass Tickets On Sale Now

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Tickets, t-shirts, and posters are officially on sale for this event! Only 200 tickets will be sold, so be sure to purchase yours soon.

Purchase your tickets, t-shirts, and posters; and donate to the Stewardship Endowment Fund by clicking here.

Bounce – June 2016 Issue

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SCCi Announces Bats, Beer, & Bluegrass Anniversary Party

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The Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. is planning it’s 25th Anniversary celebration and fundraiser  titled Bats, Beer, & Bluegrass. This event is sure to excite cavers, nature enthusiasts, bluegrass fans, and more!  The event will feature Barefoot Nellie & Co., a smooth driving bluegrass band based out of Chattanooga, TN. The group compiles impressive driving, darker arrangements, blending standard traditional bluegrass with a more innovative approach  — and they have quite a fan-base!

The event will take place at the Frick’s Cave Preserve, located in Walker County, Ga. on September 24, 2016 @ 7pm.  Although the cave will be closed at the time of the event to protect the hibernating bats, guests will be able to enjoy the above-ground features the preserve has to offer.  Food will be provided by 212 Market Restaurant, Tennessee’s first green restaurant and winner of the Best Farm to Table restaurant in Tennessee by Travel & Leisure magazine.  Beer and 25th Anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase at the event.

Sponsorship & ticket price information, and further details will be publicized in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for this first-time bluegrass event, please email amber.lehmann@scci.org or ray.knott@scci.org.

 

 

 

SCCi Makes Chattanooga Front Page

Today, 04/30/2016, the Chattanooga Times Free Press ran a front page article on SCCi’s 25th Anniversary. To read the article visit the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Big thanks to Amber Lehmann, Tripp Lichtefeld and Tom Whitehurst for volunteering to spend the day at Stephens Gap with the writer and photographer.

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SCCi Celebrates 25 Years!

Did you know that the SCCi is celebrating 25 years of conserving caves? 20_years_logo It all started in 1991 with a small group of cavers who wanted to create something new; a land conservancy dedicated solely to cave protection and access. 25 years later, their idea has turned into something much bigger than they ever imagined. The Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. (SCCi) is now the largest land conservancy devoted specifically to caves. SCCi owns and leases 170 caves on 30 preserves in 6 states. It has succeeded through the hard work of many individuals, good timing, and patience.

As SCCi continues growing beyond its 25th year, the organization is primed to continue buying significant caves, engaging more people in the mission of cave conservation, and educating our communities about the importance of preserving caves and karst environments. Last year, SCCi acquired Stephens Gap and Johnsons Crook preserves, two significant purchases that cavers and nature lovers alike will enjoy for generations to come. It also hired its first full-time employee, an Executive Director. SCCi is actively engaged with numerous conservation partners, always setting the example for balancing environmental conservation with continued recreational access.

There are many ways to get involved with SCCi and be a part of its next 25 years. Basic membership, sustaining membership, Buy A Piece of the Cave, and other giving opportunities allow SCCi to remain on solid financial footing. Volunteers are regularly needed for special events like cave cleanups and other important functions. The Valhalla Society is a way to give to the SCCi from your estate or life insurance policy and ensure caves are protected even after you are gone.

However you choose to get involved, rest assured you will be part of an organization like no other. For more information, visit www.scci.org or call 423-771-9671 Ex 101.