Land/Donation

 

DONATE LAND

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.

 

SELL LAND TO THE BCC AS A BARGAIN SALE 

You can sell the land to the BCC for less than the appraised value and take a tax deduction on the difference.

 

BEQUEATH LAND OR OTHER ASSETS IN YOUR WILL 

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.

 

DONATE A CONSERVATION EASEMENT  

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.

 

BAY COUNTY CONSERVANCY WISH LIST 

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!

 

WISH LIST 

SERVICES:

Advertising and print services 

Occasional donation of services by: Surveyor & Appraiser

GIS mapping services & GPS units

 

GOODS: 

Native plants/seeds for garden at Palm Preserve

Paving stones for garden at Palm Preserve

Pine straw

Donation for purchase of herbicide to treat/eradicate invasive plant species

Gift certificates for volunteers

Gift cards to an office supply store

Postage stamps

 

CASH:

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.

 

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Mailing Address:

Bay County Conservancy 

P.O. Box 1122

Panama City, FL 32402

 

Phone: (850) 872-8260 

Email: bcc@comcast.net

 

 

Links

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