Among its many goals, the Bay County Conservancy is deeply committed to preserving the green open space so critical to the health of our communities. When you donate land, you are preserving habitat and wildlife. The land is protected forever, for the enjoyment of everyone, and you may:
• Get a tax deduction, possibly stretched over several years to maximize its value.
• Possibly lower your estate taxes.
• Name the donated land for your family if you wish.
You can sell the land to the BCC for less than the appraised value and take a tax deduction on the difference.
A gift to the Bay County Conservancy in your will helps local people save local lands. Here’s how you can make a difference:
• Name the Bay County Conservancy -The Land Conservancy of Northwest Florida – as the beneficiary of some portion of your life insurance proceeds.
• Leave a gift of land or money in your will or trust.
• Deed your property to the Conservancy now and keep the right to live on it for your lifetime (life estate).
BCC can discuss any of these options further with you. BCC is non-profit. Donations are tax deductible.
A Conservation Easement is a contract between a landowner and the BCC that protects certain natural resources on the land. It allows the owner to keep title to that land and use it for purposes such as farming, tree farming, and hunting. By removing the development rights, the owner is usually entitled to a tax deduction.
The BCC’s Wish List of items needed for land preserve maintenance and for general office use is updated on a regular basis, so please check back soon!
Advertising and print services
Occasional donation of services by: Surveyor & Appraiser
GIS mapping services & GPS units
Native plants/seeds for garden at Palm Preserve
Paving stones for garden at Palm Preserve
Donation for purchase of herbicide to treat/eradicate invasive plant species
Gift certificates for volunteers
Gift cards to an office supply store
Cash donations are always greatly appreciated to help continue operations to keep our programs and conservation efforts going. All donations to BCC are tax deductible. Thank you for your continued support.
Bay County Conservancy
P.O. Box 1122
Panama City, FL 32402
Phone: (850) 872-8260
Bay County Conservancy, The Land Conservancy of Northwest Florida is a member of the national Land Trust Alliance (LTA). The LTA leads a national network of nearly 1,700 community-based, nonprofit land conservation organizations working to safeguard land for present and future generations. For more information, visit www.lta.org