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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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A Shucking Good Success!

A Shucking Good Success!

October 8th 2019

Thanks to you, we raised $30,000 to support our conservation efforts in Spartanburg County. And $3,000 of those funds will support our new Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk Restoration Project.

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Support the Cottonwood Trail & Join Us at Our 'A Shucking Good Time' Oyster Roast on Thursday, Octob

Support the Cottonwood Trail & Join Us at Our 'A Shucking Good Time' Oyster Roast on Thursday, Octob

September 27th 2019

Our beloved Cottonwood Trail turns thirty next year and is in need of some support! This Fall, we'll be embarking on an ambitious project to restore the 550 ft boardwalk over the wetlands, build a covered observation deck, and provide new wayfinding signs throughout the Trail. You can support our efforts by donating to our GoFundMe campaign and sharing your Cottonwood stories.

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30th Anniversary Cottonwood Trail Restoration Project Launch

30th Anniversary Cottonwood Trail Restoration Project Launch

September 23rd 2019

SPACE is launching an ambitious boardwalk renovation project for Spartanburg’s beloved Cottonwood Trail as a kick-off to the organizations’ 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. 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 just minutes from downtown Spartanburg.

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'Artifishal' Film Screening & ArtWalk with Aimee Wise

'Artifishal' Film Screening & ArtWalk with Aimee Wise

September 9th 2019

Join SPACE on Thursday September 19, from 6-8pm at 123 Dunbar Street for an artist reception for Aimee Wise. Artworks by Aimee will be on display and available for purchase in the hallway of the Historic Palmetto Building. There will be live music by Mallory Blackwood and snacks and beverages will be provided.

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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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