PURCHASED INTEREST IN LANDS–Clifftop recently purchased the Heartlands Conservancy’s interest in the White Rock properties. Pictured is Clifftop President Jared Nobbe presenting HeartLands Conservancy President and CEO Mary Vandevord with $1 for the purchase.
Clifftop and the Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation and Development (SWIRC&D, now HeartLands Conservancy) purchased the White Rock lands in December 2010.
The two local nonprofit non-governmental organizations partnered for the project, each bringing unique skill sets to a conservation tool kit.
Several “first-ever-in-Illinois” innovations followed. Clifftop and the SWIRC&D crafted a joint venture agreement – the first such agreement in Illinois – to seek funding for the purchase, jointly own, hold and steward the tract.
Included in the agreement was a clause that if either organization chose to transfer their interest in the property, the other organization could purchase for the lofty sum of $1. Clifftop recently completed that purchase and is now the sole owner of White Rock Nature Preserve and White Rock Land and Water Reserve.
Clifftop greatly appreciates HeartLands Conservancy for being a great partner over the last 10 years.