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2020 Summer Newsletter

June 23rd 2020

SPACE’s mission is to promote, protect, and preserve nature and green spaces in our community. We’re passionate about our work and can’t do it without you! Your support enables us to maintain over 5000 acres of green space in Spartanburg County. It helps with our general operating expenses and provides a runway for special projects like the Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk Restoration. As we’ve learned these past few months, every bit counts. Thank you to our sponsors whose generosity allows us to celebrate together and build a community around this shared passion. And thank you to our volunteers who participate in everything from trail cleanups to event production. We have missed all of you these past months and look forward to celebrating the 30th Anniversary of SPACE together soon. Finally, thank you to the board and advisory groups who donate time, energy, and various resources to Keep Spartanburg WILD! It takes a village.

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Trail Closures

Trail Closures

March 26th 2020

SPACE Trails and Nature Preserves Closed Until Further Notice.

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Celebrate 30 Years of Conservation

Celebrate 30 Years of Conservation

February 5th 2020

Thanks to the 25+ volunteers who came out to remove old planks from the Boardwalk and privet from the Cottonwood on MLK day. Special thanks to the United Way of the Piedmont for the volunteer support and to Palmetto Conservation Corps.

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We’re kicking off our 30th Anniversary with some celebratory events!

We’re kicking off our 30th Anniversary with some celebratory events!

January 13th 2020

MANDY FERGUSON ART WALK RECEPTION WITH LIVE MUSIC BY MARY NORRIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH 2020 Mandy Ferguson's work explores her interest in the connection people have with their environment and the tension that occurs when humans encroach on undeveloped areas. View her window installation and various prints that will be up for one night only during Art Walk.

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Looking Forward to 2020

Looking Forward to 2020

December 31st 2019

As the Decade comes to an end we look forward to a bright year ahead for SPACE as we celebrate 30 years of conservation in Spartanburg, and with that comes change. Our Executive Director, Andrew Waters, has moved on to pursue new endeavors, and we want to thank him for the past five years of furthering our mission, serving our community and carving the path for what lies ahead.

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2019 Newsletter

December 16th 2019

Earlier this year, SPACE launched an ambitious $100K fundraising campaign in celebration of Cottonwood Trail’s 30th anniversary. The original 94 acre tract on the Edwin P Griffin Nature Preserve along Lawson’s Fork Creek was purchased in 1990 with funding from the Spartanburg County Foundation. Today the 116-acre Cottonwood Trail includes 4 miles of trail. Named after the “most impressive tree” on the preserve, Cottonwood Trail has become a local landmark and is cornerstone to SPACE’s mission of land conversation, park management, and community engagement.

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November News From SPACE

November News From SPACE

November 15th 2019

Give the gift of the Cottonwood this holiday season. A $250 donation to our Cottonwood Trail Renovation project with allow your friend or loved one to be a part of the Cottonwood forever with a commemorative nameplate on our new Boardwalk!

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Cottonwood Trail set for upgrades

Cottonwood Trail set for upgrades

October 14th 2019

Work on Boardwalk scheduled to begin this fall The Cottonwood Trail will be getting a few upgrades in the coming year in honor of SPACE’s 30th anniversary.

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Past Events

Past Events

Shucking Good Time 2019!

The 4th Annual "A Shucking Good Time" presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System raised $30,000 for SPACE to support our mission of land conservation. 3K was raised for the Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk Restoration Project. Thanks to our composting efforts, 838 pounds of waste was diverted from the landfill.

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