School to Nature

The Caledonia Conservancy started the School to Nature program in 2010 to expose students to the natural world offered on the conservancy’s preserved land. Read more...

Stewardship

The equestrian and walking trails in the Caledonia Conservancy are created and maintained by our Stewardship Committee. These dedicated individuals do all of their hard work on a purely volunteer basis and we graciously thank them for their time, fuel, and equipment.  If there are culverts to be fixed, jumps to be built, and trails to be cleared and developed, this group does their best to make sure our trails are safe, the footing is ideal and neither branch nor fallen tree is in the way.

This group works very hard to maintain and expand the trail systems for public recreations use (equestrian, hiking, nature appreciation) while observing good equestrian community relations.

Our wish list:

  • More volunteers
  • Skid Steer
  • Skag

Monthly trail cleanings are scheduled on the second Saturday of every month. 

Outreach

Oversees development and implementation of the Fundraising Plan; identifies and solicits funds from external sources of support.  Provides leadership within the board,  among volunteers and in the community, to achieve fundraising goals.  Build financial sustainability to meet CC vision and mission while identifying and implementing outreach programs and initiatives across all committees that educate the public to support our organization. Its responsibilities are:

  • To work with committee members to establish a fundraising plan that incorporates a series of appropriate vehicles, such as special events, direct mail, product sales, etc.

  • To take the lead in certain types of outreach efforts, such as hosting a fundraising party, etc.

  • To monitor fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective.

  • To sponsor public events and activities.

Preservation

Preserving land through direct acquisitions and conservation easements.

Oversees development and relevancy of the Strategic Land Preservation Plan.  Provides leadership within community to achieve preservation goals.  Is responsible for overseeing the organization's overall preservation activities. Its responsibilities are:

  • To acquire land or conservation easements according to the Land Preservation Plan.
  • To partner with outside organizations to achieve preservation goals.
  • To research and apply for grants or funding in support of specific land acquisition projects