The Southeastern Cave Conservancy recently decided to end our lease of Long Island Cove. We’re really glad our members could enjoy the wonderful caves in the cove for the past two years, but we felt that the money we would spend on an additional year’s lease would be better spent in other ways. In addition, visits to the preserve significantly decreased in 2011, indicating that our members who wanted to visit the caves had done so, and were not likely to continue to visit the caves year after year. We would like to thank Tracy Wooden for generously allowing cavers to visit the fine caves on his property for the past two years.
We are very serious about managing your donations effectively and making sure that the SCCi continues to be able to acquire and lease caves we can all enjoy for generations to come. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! Thank you very much for your continuing support!