Boardwalk Portraits

SPACE will be hosting photographer John Gallent for special mini sessions on the Cottonwood Boardwalk from October 12- November 30. Book online through Honeybook. Proceeds benefit Spartanburg Area Conservancy. spartanburgconservation.org/portraits

Keep Spartanburg Wild

Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) is a nonprofit organization focusing on land conservation, parks management, and environmental outreach. SPACE provides our community with access to green spaces like the Cottonwood Trail.

Our Boardwalk is Open

SPACE has completed the restoration of the Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk in celebration of our 30th Anniversary. Thank you to our sponsors, individual donors and team for making this 550ft traverse across our pristine wetlands an opportunity for the community to enjoy for years to come.

SPACE Trails are open, with restrictions.

Gathering and picnic areas will remain closed. Guests are expected to adhere to social distancing practices as outlined by the CDC.

Building Community

Building Community

We envision a Spartanburg community with natural resources and open spaces that are shared and enjoyed by people and wildlife today and for generations to come.

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Conserving Land

Conserving Land

We work with private landowners and partner agencies to conserve land through voluntary conservation easements and currently protect over 5,000 acres in our community.

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Providing Access

Providing Access

We work to provide access to green spaces for both people and wildlife. Our protected properties include watershed protection, wetlands, farms, forests, geological formations, and natural habitats.

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Cottonwood Trail Restoration Project

Cottonwood Trail Restoration Project

SPACE has completed the restoration of the Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk. We hope you'll enjoy this 550ft traverse across our pristine wetlands on the Edwin M. Griffin Preserve. Visit the Cottonwood

Sustainable Events Initiative

Sustainable Events Initiative

SPACE hosts a multitude of events throughout the year. As an organization focused on land conservation and environmental protection, we’ve launched an initiative to focus on sustainability efforts during our fundraisers and small events. With help from local composting company, Atlas Organics, we’re making composting a priority at our two big fundraisers (Bonnamoo and A Shucking Good Time). Thanks to local artists Frankie Zombie and Maggie MacDonald, you won’t miss the compost cans at these events! Want to help make our events more sustainable? Share a ride and bring your own non-glass tumblers with you. Working together we can make an impact!

Why conserve land?

Why conserve land?

Our natural places and working lands are part of our character as a community. Through thoughtful conservation, we can keep Spartanburg wild while continuing to grow and thrive. Learn more about how SPACE works.

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