Cottonwood Trail Restoration Project

SPACE has launched an ambitious boardwalk renovation project for Spartanburg’s beloved Cottonwood Trail as a kick-off to our 30 year celebration. Formed in 1989, SPACE is the second-oldest local land trust operating in the state of South Carolina, providing our community with access to local green spaces like the Cottonwood Trail. This 4-mile nature trail runs through the Edwin P. Griffin Nature Preserve and is used by over 60,000 people a year. SPACE is hoping to raise $100,000 for the renovation project which will include the restoration of the boardwalk (a 550 foot wooden structure that crosses the wetlands and connects two trails), the addition of a covered observation deck (shown below), and new Wayfinding signs along the trail.

**Help us raise $25,000 by donating to our GoFundME Campaign. The boardwalk will be closed for renovations beginning fall 2019 through early 2020**

 

In 1990 SPACE received funding from the Spartanburg County Foundation to purchase the original portion of the Edwin P. Griffin nature preserve along Lawson’s Fork Creek. Again in 2019, the Spartanburg County Foundation has provided $10,000 of essential funding to launch this campaign. Please consider helping SPACE reach our goal by making a major gift or contributing to our GoFundMe campaign

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Frog - $100 Level - Cottonwood Trail sticker, recognition in printed and online newsletter.

Salamander - $250 Level (Optional in honor of) Cottonwood Trail sticker, SPACE t-shirt, recognition in printed and online newsletter. Individualized nameplate on the boardwalk

Turtle - $500 Level - Cottonwood Trail sticker, SPACE t-shirt, recognition in printed and online newsletter. Permanent recognition on donor trail signage. Individualized nameplate on the boardwalk

Deer - $1,000 Level -Cottonwood Trail sticker, SPACE t-shirt, recognition in printed and online newsletter. Recognition on donor trail signage. Individualized nameplate on the boardwalk

Barred Owl - $5,000 Level -Cottonwood Trail sticker, SPACE t-shirt, recognition in printed and online newsletter. Prominent recognition on donor trail signage. Individualized nameplate on the boardwalk, logos on all printed marketing material for the project.

Blue Heron - $10,000 - Cottonwood Trail sticker, SPACE t-shirt, recognition in printed and online newsletter. Pprominent recognition on donor trail signage, individualized nameplate on the boardwalk, video created of your representative talking about your support of the project to be used by your organization and ours for publicity, prominence at ribbon cutting event, logos on all printed marketing material for the project. 

Fox - $25,000  Naming rights for the boardwalk/observation deck plus all benefits of $10,000 sponsor.

Contact Alix at alix@spartanburgconservation.org for more info 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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