SPACE, Spartanburg Water, Partners of Pacolet Rivers, School District Seven, Spartanburg Science Center, and several other community partners, are celebrating Earth Day in a big way!  This year our local community is participating in PowerPlantSC  - a statewide initiative to plant over 3 million Loblolly Pine trees on a single day on April 22nd, Earth Day. 


Altogether, an estimated 32,000 trees will be distributed locally during Earth Day.


Partners for Pacolet Rivers will hold a special Earth Day conservation project on Thursday, April 22, alongside Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE), Milliken & Company, Spartanburg Water and more – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Blalock Park, located at 1925 Sandy Ford Road, in Chesnee. The Partners will plant hardwood tree saplings in locations identified as areas where soil erosion and run-off are concerns for the nearby. Lake Blalock reservoir, in an effort to protect the health of the watershed and adjacent drinking water reservoir.

Tree Planting Instructions

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The Earth Day community program is free to the public, and area school students will receive a packet of seeds for taking home and planting. 


Kick off Earth Week with our Seeing Through Their Eyes Art Exhibit April 15th

On Thursday, April 15th we’ll hand out our first 50 trees during our special Earth Week ArtWalk event at Studio Upstate at 172. East Main Street from 5-7pm this Thursday. 

Pick up and plant trees with us on Earth Day, April 22nd! 

Additionally, in support of the State of South Carolina’s “PowerPlant” initiative to plant 3 million trees across the state on Earth Day, local schools in multiple districts will also receive seed packets, courtesy of the PowerPlantSC initiative and SPACE for use in educational activities the week of the event. Seed packets will be available for pick up at the locations listed below and during the event at  Lake Blalock via a drive-through process. 

Locations for seed packet distribution 



Spartanburg District 7 (Cleveland Academy of Leadership, Drayton Mills Elementary School, EP Todd Elementary School, Jesse Boyd Elementary School, Mary H. Wright Elementary School, Meeting Street Academy, Pine Street Elementary School)


Spartanburg District 2 (Boiling Springs Elementary, Boiling Springs Intermediate, Boiling Springs Middle, Hendrix Elementary, Shoally Creek Elementary, Oakland Elementary, Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary, Carlisle-Foster’s Grove Elementary, Mayo Elementary, Chesnee Elementary, Chesnee Middle, Rainbow Lake Middle)

Spartanburg Water 

Spartanburg Day School 

Children's Museum

Science Center

172 E. Main St. Artwalk, April 15th 5-7pm




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.

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Cottonwood Trail

Covers a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams.

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek.

Upper Chinquapin Greenway

Located on the headwaters of the Chinquapin Creek across from the Milliken Research Center.

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