To celebrate our 30th Anniversary in 2020, SPACE has some exciting events to look forward to! Additionally, we have launched an ambitious boardwalk restoration project for Spartanburg’s beloved Cottonwood Trail as a kick-off for the 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**