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The Rockcastle Karst Conservancy
Protecting Kentucky's Interior
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NOTE: Due to a public COVID-19 resurgence in Rockcastle County, the 2021 GSP Open House has been rescheduled to May 2022.
With the relaxing of restrictions by the State of Kentucky, the RKC Board of Directors has re-opened all the RKC Preserves for visitation, effective June 28, 2020. See the individual Preserve pages for restrictions that may apply.
The state restrictions on social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment are to be followed while at any of our preserves.

Welcome to RKCs web Page! The Rockcastle Karst Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the unique geological, hydrological, biological, and recreational resources associated with caves and karst. Our goal is to permanently protect caves and karst lands in the Rockcastle County, Kentucky and its surrounding areas through education, land acquisition, and resource management.

Announcing RKC's Legacy Endowment Fund

An Investment in the Future

RKC's Board of Directors is excited to announce the formation of a new Endowment Fund to provide a perpetual source of income. Your gifts to this fund will last forever. Growth from the fund will help RKC continue to increase our cave conservation programs.

Click Here to see the Formal Announcement.

The Rockcastle Karst Conservancy Legacy Endowment Fund was established with the Blue Grass Community Foundation for the specific purpose of strengthening the organization for the future. An endowed gift is made with the intention to preserve the principal value in perpetuity. Because of their permanence, endowments are among the most advantageous sources of funding for RKC. Considered a measure of an organizationís long-term strength, an endowment is essential, if RKC is to remain a leading karst conservancy. Please make a generous, continuing donation now to help build this fund to an effective generator of returns. A contribution can also be established through an estate or planned gift and is a great way to link your legacy with RKCís future.

Click this link: Go to the BGCF Donation Page. On their page, type "Rockcastle" in the "Choose a Fund" box and select the RKC Legacy Endowment Fund. Select other fund options, then Checkout.

Karst areas are being increasingly threatened by development, mining, and poor agriculture practices. Ground water is becoming polluted from surface runoff and becoming a hazard to our communities, and all who live in them. This is not just a problem for people who live on karst, but also to anyone who depends on their natural resources, such as fresh water and itís native wildlife. Actions must be taken today to preserve these areas for future generations.

Our Mission:

Supporting access to caves and protecting Kentuckyís karst environments in the Rockcastle County Region.

Our Vision:

Be the leading non-profit organization in owning and protecting significant cave and karst resources.

 

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