A World-Class Center
In 2004, the BHI Conservancy launched Project 20/20, a three-phase campaign to significantly expand the organizationís research and programming capacities, as well as raise the funds to sustain these operations. Donations thus far have enabled the first two phases to be completed, and have garnered more than $2.1 million toward the final phase-- a world-class Barrier Island Study Center.
Barrier Island Study Center
Phase III -- Under construction
Bald Head Island will be home to the first community-based barrier island research and education facility in the nation, the Barrier Island Study Center. The Center will facilitate an understanding of barrier islands and serve as a resource for coastal communities needing to be proactive in the way they live and survive on the coast, a topic that has local, national and even international relevance, interest and urgency. The Center is currently under construction and estimated to be completed in the spring of 2012.
Malcolm J. Fleming Environmental Center
Phase II -- Completed in 2006
An expansion of the meeting and classroom space has brought about a 44% increase in the number of programs available to educate island residents and visitors about the island and various environmental issues. The number of participants has reached 15,000 adults and children--a 130% increase.
Turtle Central (expansion & renovation)
Phase I -- Completed in 2004
The expansion of the Conservancy's retail store has facilitated a tremendous increase in store revenues which underwrite a large portion of the BHI Conservancy's annual operating budget. This means that 100% of your contribution to BHI Conservancy is applied to education, conservation or preservation--and not operating expenses.