Due to historic drought levels across much of the SCCi region, CAMPFIRES ARE BANNED on all SCCi preserves until further notice. Please help us protect our forests and karst lands by being vigilant.

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On September 19, 2020, SCCi would have been hosting the 5th Annual Bats, Beer and Bluegrass. As many of you have guessed or were already aware, we had to cancel this year’s event due to COVID-19. It was not an easy decision to make, but we felt it was one that was necessary to the health of our guests. It’s a very special event that raises much-needed funds to protect caves and karst environments across the Southeast.  

Without this crucial event, SCCi is down $20,000.  That money is used every year for necessary upkeep and maintenance of nearly 5,000 acres. You can still help though!

If you have purchased a ticket in the past, or had plans to attend this year, we’d like to ask if you could help with a donation of just $30. Our beer sponsor, Chattanooga Brewing Co. has offered to provide each donor of $30 a free pint of beer in the brewery anytime (you will receive a beer token with your donation).  Additionally, as a token of our appreciation, we will send you a 2020 Supporter sticker as pictured to the right. 

Donate Now!

We know it’s not the same as attending this fantastic event, but you can look forward to a new approach on the event in 2021 – which is also SCCi’s 30th anniversary! Expect an even better 2021 Bats, Beer & Bluegrass!

Thank you to Chattanooga Brewing for supporting SCCi and wild cave conservation. Click here to visit their website.