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.
March 26th 2020
SPACE Trails and Nature Preserves Closed Until Further Notice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.