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Seeing Through Their Eyes

January 13th 2021

Local organizations band together to provide children outdoor learning opportunities and creative outlet during the pandemic. 

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SPACE 2020 End of Year Newsletter

SPACE 2020 End of Year Newsletter

January 5th 2021

While our 30th year is one that we will never forget, for obvious reasons, it does not mean that our plans to celebrate will diminish. Instead, we look to 2021 as a new dawn and a new way to celebrate. Without your dedication, time, talent, and treasure, SPACE would not have been a resource for those in need this past year who visited our special places - Glendale Shoals, Cottonwood Trail, and The Upper Chinquapin Greenway.

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Spartanburg Water grant assists SPACE in launching children’s nature course

Spartanburg Water grant assists SPACE in launching children’s nature course

January 4th 2021

Spartanburg Water System (SWS) is investing in the future of thousands of Spartanburg County students with a $12,606 grant. With the grant money, the Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) will launch a children’s nature exploration course called “SPACE to Learn” in spring 2021. This program will provide free outdoor learning opportunities along the Cottonwood Trail for Spartanburg County pre-K to high school students.

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 SAVE THE DATE: April 29 FLOCKING GOOD TIME

SAVE THE DATE: April 29 FLOCKING GOOD TIME

October 28th 2020

Save the date for a Flocking Good Time Picnic at Glendale Shoals, April 29. Join us as we celebrate 30 years of SPACE with delicious fare from our friends at Flock Shop and Cribbs Catering, live music, and more! Tickets will be released closer to the event and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Amanda for sponsorship: amanda@spartanburgconservation.org

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Cottonwood Trail boardwalk renovations complete, 30th anniversary fundraising continues.

Cottonwood Trail boardwalk renovations complete, 30th anniversary fundraising continues.

September 17th 2020

"This is a vision from years ago that kind of came to the forefront of the board a year ago, and with the 30th (anniversary) being here, what a great way to kick off the next 30 years, with this gorgeous boardwalk that you can escape to," Spartanburg Area Conservancy's (SPACE) new executive director Amanda Mathis said.

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SPARTANBURG COMMUNITY HOSTS LITTER SWEEP TO CLEAN LOCAL GREEN SPACES

SPARTANBURG COMMUNITY HOSTS LITTER SWEEP TO CLEAN LOCAL GREEN SPACES

September 15th 2020

The Spartanburg Area Conservancy, also known as SPACE, is cracking down on littering. They’re asking for help from people in the community to do their part to reduce the amount of trash found on the trails. From now until September 19th SPACE, Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful, and Partners for Active Living are partnering together along with the community to host a Litter Sweep.

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New Leadership at Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE)

New Leadership at Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE)

September 9th 2020

The organization and its board of directors welcomed Amanda Mathis as SPACE’s new Executive Director in August. Mathis has recently returned back to Spartanburg after several years in Winston Salem as the Marketing and Development Officer for the Crosby Scholars Community Partnership. Her previous professional roles in Spartanburg include marketing and economic development with the City of Spartanburg and Executive Director of Christmas in Action.

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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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Portraits on the Boardwalk

Portraits on the Boardwalk

Book your mini session on the newly restored Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk

$175 Boardwalk Mini Sessions • 30 minute shoot • 10-12 edited photos Book online through Honeybook April 1 - May 31. Proceeds benefit Spartanburg Area Conservancy

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