The Greenway Journal
The Spartanburg Area Conservancy
Sisters Donate Land for Preserve
300-Acre Preserve to Include Trails and Gardens
Sisters Prudence Scott and
little of it left to nature.
Jennifer Haas have donated a 300- Wildlife has less and
acre parcel of land to SPACE to less of a habitat be-
honor their great grandfather, John B. cause of parking lots,
Cleveland. strip malls and a total
The parcel, which will be lack of responsible
known as the Cleveland Preserve, county zoning. We
is located off Bryant Road, just 10 are thankful that we
minutes from downtown Spartanburg. have this wonderful
The land includes substantial front- land to save for future
age along Peters Creek, is in close generations and it
proximity to the Peters Creek Heri- is only because our
tage Preserve, and includes mature great grandfather,
hardwood forests, prime soils, scenic John B. Cleveland,
vistas, a variety of flora, and important our grandfather,
habitat for wildlife. Henry M. Cleveland,
Home to whitetail deer, wild and our mother, Agnes Cleveland protects land by restricting certain
turkey, hawks, otters, upland game Sandifer, were faithful stewards of this future uses of the land. The easement
birds, songbirds, and many other land. It would be criminal for us not to provides Scott and Haas with the
wildlife species, the property will be the same.” peace of mind that their beloved land
become a nature preserve for agricul- Belue Farms, headed by will be protected forever, and in this
tural and environmental education and James and Betty Belue, has a 55-year case, enjoyed by many people.
demonstrations, and provide passive history of leasing the property from The Conservancy owns and
recreation for use and enjoyment by the Cleveland family. Belue Farms manages three other preserves: the
the citizens of Spartanburg. There is raises Angus cattle and various crops Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve,
a 5 ½ acre pond present with large on approximately 80% of the parcel. home of the Cottonwood Trail; the
colonies of yellow pond lily (Spadder- They will lease the property from Glendale Shoals Preserve; and
dock). SPACE now and are interested in the Upper Chinquapin Greenway.
Scott says that they want to partnering with the conservancy to The Cleveland Preserve will add to
preserve the land because “there is so explore innovative community garden- SPACE’s land preservation accom-
ing options. plishments, bringing its total land
To assure the protected to more than 2000 acres.
long-term, guar- Scott goes on to say, “We
anteed preserva- hope the preserve will be an Eden of
tion of the land, a peace and serenity for both man and
easement has If you are interested in land
been granted conservation, please call the SPACE
to Upstate office at 864-948-0000. There are
Forever. A many options for preserving your land.
conserva- What a great legacy to leave behind!
ment per- SPACE’s new Cleveland Preserve is located
manently just ten minutes from downtown Spar-
tanburg. The land was a generous gift of
sisters, Prudence Scott (pictured at left) and
From our Board President, Renee Buyck Romberger
A note of thanks….
I just love this time of year! It gives all of
us the opportunity to give thanks for life and family and
friends, and our natural surroundings. Spartanburg Coun-
ty is blessed to have many forests and rivers and trails for
us to enjoy, and thanks to Prudence Scott and Jennifer
Haas, we now have 300 additional acres that will forever
I’m excited to say that we have a couple more
BOARD OF TRUSTEES projects in the works and you will hear about them as they
become finalized. Our goal is to protect 5000 acres within the next five years, so
if you or anyone you know is interested in exploring the benefits of conferring an
PRESiDEnT Renee Romberger easement on a property, please contact the SPACE office. Remember, this is an
ViCE PRESiDEnT Elena Rush especially good time from a tax perspective to secure an easement.
And during this holiday season, I also want to say how especially grateful
SECRETARy Caroline Phillips we are to our dedicated staff, Mary Walter, executive director and Julie Lonon,
TREASURER Mike Trammell land protection coordinator. They have been at the forefront of our growth these
past few years, and they continue to drive our organization forward with great
PAST PRESiDEnT Ben Correll momentum. With the workload we currently experience, we would be hard
pressed to function without either of them.
And to those of you who have continued your support and commitment
to our organization, we thank you. We work hard to make your contributions
Bob Allen, Wade Crow, Terry Ferguson,
extend as far as possible. The volunteer help we get adds immeasurably to our
Kimberly Fly, Margaret Green, Barbara
ability to do our work. The willingness of people to give of both their time and
Gutierrez, Ed Hall, Michael Holmes, Rick
their money spurs us to do our best to be worthy of these gifts. It is because of
Jolley, Calhoun Kennedy, Will Roth-
all of you that we can continue to be effective.
schild, Sue Schneider, Tammy Stokes We are most appreciative, Renee
Mary A. Walter
we did not inherit the earth from
LAnD PROTECTiOn COORDinATOR
Julie Lonon our ancestors;
we borrow it from our children.
The Spartanburg Area Conservancy
protects and preserves land of ecological,
cultural, and aesthetic value to enhance the
quality of life for all residents and future
SPACE owns and manages the Edwin M.
Griffin Nature Preserve, home of the
Cottonwood Trail, the Upper Chinquapin
Greenway, and the Glendale Shoals Preserve.
SPACE works with private landowners to
protect and preserve special places such as
river corridors, farmland, historic land,
scenic land, and open space.
SPACE accepts conservation easements and
gifts of land. SPACE is a member of the
SC Land Trust Network and The Land
Recent heavy rains flooded the Lawson’s Fork and feeder streams, causing very high
levels of water in the wetlands at the Cottonwood Trail.
Conservation Easement Donated to Protect Land in Watershed
Forty acres above the North The Harrises have a strong natural resources are of the utmost
Pacolet River have been placed under connection with their land and believe importance. The home they built was
conservation easement by Mr. and careful stewardship of the land and its designed to be as energy efficient as
Mrs. Joe Harris of Chesnee, SC. Joe possible. It is sited to face the sun
and Marcia have long been stewards and has plenty of windows to maxi-
of the environment. From using solar mize natural lighting. They use CFL
power to heat their home, to utilizing (compact fluorescent lights) and LED
a gravity flow spring water system for (light-emitting diodes) for their other
their water needs, they are commit- lighting. Anyone would be envious of
ted to protecting and preserving our their low power bills!
natural resources. Protecting their Joe hails from West Virginia
property from development was a and says “My operating motto is Stew-
natural decision for them. ardship.” Marcia grew up on a farm
Mr. and Mrs. Harris have lived in Minnesota and has a deep appre-
on this property for almost 40 years. ciation for the land. They have two
Situated on Bear Creek, the property children who are fully supportive of the
is located above the North Pacolet conservation easement their parents
River. Protecting this property is have placed on the land.
important in protecting our watershed The Harrises are the 15th
and our drinking water. The property landowners to donate a conservation
also contains diverse plant habitats, easement to SPACE. SPACE will con-
including the federally endangered tinue to be in contact with the Harrises
dwarf flowered heartleaf and plentiful and will monitor the property at least
mountain laurel, and mixed hardwood Joe and Marcia Harris have lots of Moun- annually.
forests. tain Laurel on their land on Bear Creek.
Why SPACE Has Made Native Species a Priority
Hand in hand with land pres- stewardship goals. We have worked privet and kudzu, we have disturbed
ervation is good stewardship. SPACE towards ridding our nature preserves of the soil there. These disturbed areas
takes this as a big responsibility. Over these exotic and pesky plants for years are quickly taken over by weedy spe-
time, humans have made many changes and continue to do so with the help of cies like pokeweed. Nature needs our
to our natural environment. In many the Kudzu Coalition, paid staff, and other assistance when this happens. Planting
cases we have eliminated native vegeta- volunteers. native shrubs and perennials will help to
tion and replaced it with imported, or SPACE’s major invasive prob- restore the balance.
exotic species. We should make Native lems are Kudzu, Chinese Privet, Eng- One of SPACE’s goals is to
species a priority of good stewardship, lish Ivy, Multiflora Rose, and Japanese build awareness of the vital role native
as they are a historical part of our eco- Honeysuckle. Each plant has to be dealt species play in the landscape.
system that supports a complex web of with differently, depending on whether
living organisms which are interdepen- it is a vine or a bush. After invasives
dent and help to keep nature in balance. are removed we must be intentional
Often we don’t even notice in re-establishing native plants in their
many of the small ants, insects, spi- place. Where we have dug up Chinese
ders, etc. which form a part of this web,
but they play vital roles in the proper
functioning of the ecosystem. A perfect What can you do?
example of this is one of our rare plants, •Know which plants in our area are
the dwarf-heart leaf, which is pollinated invasive and learn to identify them.
by native ants. Fire ants, on the other •Remove the invasive plants on your
hand, need to be controlled because land to prevent their spread.
they are an invasive species that will at- •Include native plants when land-
tack our native ants. scaping your property.
Plants that are not native to our •If your property borders a natural
area and that spread uncontrollably are area, park, or preserve, don’t place
referred to as invasive plants. SPACE clippings or roots on the property.
has made establishing and preserving •Make others aware of invasive
native plants a high priority in our land SPACE’s Fred Parrish cuts English Ivy off of a
plants tree. If left unattended, ivy can choke the tree.
Thank You to our many friends whose generosity helps further our mission!
Mr. and Mrs. H. Daniel Foster Mr. Samuel H. Maw Mrs. Joe Ann Lever
Oak SOciety Freeman Gas Mr. and Mrs. Edward Medlin Mrs. Millie Little
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baird Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Genoble Mr. and Mrs. Don Miles Mr. and Mrs. Dick Littlejohn
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Gutierrez Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Miller Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ludwick
Ms. Jennifer Haas Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mitchell Mr. Frank Marnhout
Mr. Jon Jensen
Ms. Prudence Scott Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Haas
Dr. and Mrs. Bob Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Dan Marshall
Mr. James F. Moore Mr. Thorne Martin
Spartanburg County Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hargrove
Bill and Mary Ann Myers Mr. and Mrs. Tom Maynard
Spartanburg Water Holiday Auction Cecile and Chris Nowatka Mr. and Mrs. James McCutchen, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Holmes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. H. Lynn Parker Mr. Peter A. Moore
SycamOre SOciety Mr. and Mrs. Greg Karpick Ms. Caroline Phillips Raymond and Heather Mullman
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lawrence Jan L. Porter Mr. and Mrs. Kam Neely
City of Spartanburg Mr. Paul E. Melotte Dr. and Mrs. Jan A. Postma Mrs. Nancy Odom
JM Smith Foundation Dee Dee Mitchell and BJ Luther Dr. Fern Powell Mr. and Mrs. Paul Okuliar
Longleaf Development Mr. and Mrs. Cary L. Page, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Perrin Powell Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Otto
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Poliakoff Dr. and Mrs. William F. Price Mr. and Mrs. Edward Perrin
Mary Black Foundation Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Norman F. Pulliam Mr. and Mrs. William O. Pressley, Jr.
Dr. Jim Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sanders Mrs. Eileen N. Rampey Mr. and Mrs. Shane Pruitt
Dr. Doug Rayner and Ms. Ellen Tillet Mr. and Mrs. Douglas O. Radius
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Romberger Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Schoen
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Riehle, Jr. Mr. John Russell
Daniel and Julie Thompson
cOttOnwOOd SOciety Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Roberts Dr. Kaye Savage
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Trammell
Mr. and Mrs. Martial Robichaud Mr. Jack Seitz
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Willard
Dixon Hughes PLC Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Rogers Dr. and Mrs. Peter Sereque
Mrs. Amelia T. Rudolph Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sloan
Harry H. Gibson Foundation maple SOciety Ms. Jan Scott and Dr. Terry Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. William Smart
Earth Run Mr. and Mrs. Tom Abbott Lynn Sherlock and Howard Frank Dr. and Mrs. Gary Smiley
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Jim Spears
George Dean and Susu Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Ballenger
Dr. and Mrs. Steve Smiley Mr. and Mrs. John Strehl
Dr. Amy Baruch and Mr. Marcus Sarstrand
Norcross Wildlife Foundation Dr. and Mrs. James D. Bearden Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Stephenson Ms. Merike Tamm
Mr. & Mrs. Dwight F. Patterson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Barry Boyce Mr. and Mrs. Brand R. Stille Dr. and Mrs. Wendell Tiller
Susan A. Bridges Mr. and Mrs. David T. Stokes Ms. Merike Tamm
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Pratt Mr. and Mrs. Guilford Bulman Mr. Barry Stutt Ms. Hazael G. Taylor
Smiley Orthodontics Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burnette Mr. and Mrs. David E. Tate Mr. and Mrs. Noel Turner
Dr. and Mrs. William W. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Alan Tewkesbury Ms. Angela Viney
United Resource Recovery Corporation Dr. and Mrs. Rich Byrd Dr. John M. Theilmann Ms. Tammy Vinson
Wade Crow Engineering Dr. and Mrs. Chris Caston Mrs. Elizabeth Vandever Chris and Mary Pat Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Cam Cecil Mr. and Mrs. John Verreault William and Winnie Walsh
river Birch SOciety Mrs. James A. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Wade Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Webster
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Allen Mr. and Mrs. John Claggett Mr. J.D. Walker Melissa Walker and Chuck Reback
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Conway Mr. and Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Ms. Gloria White
The Arkwright Foundation Dr. Jeffrey R. Willis
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cote Ms. Martha Whitney
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Baker Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cromer Mr. and Mrs. Don Wildman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wynn, III
Mr. and Mrs. Brett Berry Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crow Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Carol Bradof Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dennis Mr. and Mrs. Kemp Williams dOnOr
Dr. & Mrs. John S. Featherston Dr. and Mrs. Coy Eaton Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Wiseman
Margaret and Julian Green Mr. and Mrs. Lint Eberhardt Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Zimmerli Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Adams
Mrs. Margaret Edwards Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell Allen
Dr. and Mrs. James G. Hall Beech SOciety
Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Esposito Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ballard
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Haskell Ms. Jennifer Bettencourt
Fannie Louise Garden Club Mr. Louis W. Adams, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hulsey Mr. and Mrs. William B. Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Babrowicz Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Boyd
Inman Riverdale Foundation Dr. Vivian B. Fisher and Jim Newcome Mr. and Mrs. James L. Bagwell, III Mrs. William Broadwell
Dr. and Mrs. Wood Lay Dr. Nicholas F. Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Ned Barrett Mr. Timothy E. Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas McDaniel Dr. and Mrs. Gordon H. France, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bartram Mr. Dan Bryant
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. James R. Glenn Dr. and Mrs. James M. Bell Mr. and Mrs. James Burnett
Dr. Ellen Goldey and Dr. Byron McCane Mr. and Mrs. Craig Bishop Mr. and Mrs. William D. Burton
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Parrish
Mr. Edwin Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Markus Bolliger Mr. and Mrs. Milton Buzby
Dr. and Mrs. Brian Rothemich Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Grommer Dr. and Mrs. Wallace Boyd
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rush Mr. and Mrs. James W. Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Brown Mrs. Bethany Cecil
Dr. and Mrs. Andy Sansbury Mr. and Mrs. Newton Hardie Mr. and Mrs. Robert Browne, III Ms. Kathy S. Chandler
Dr. & Mrs. George W. Shiflet, Jr. Mrs. Eaddy Williams Hayes Mr. and Mrs. James V. Burchfield Mrs. Jane W. Clark
Mr. and Mrs. George Sykes Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hays III Dr. Lucia S. Burrell Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Compton
Mr. Mark Zimmerli Dr. and Mrs. David Heatherly Mr. and Mrs. Randall Chambers Mr. and Mrs. John Connell
Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Henderson Mrs. Elizabeth S. Chapman Ms. Jean Crow
dOgwOOd SOciety Dr. and Mrs. David Ike Judge and Mrs. Derham Cole Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Cubitt
Ms. Marie Duncan
Dr. and Mrs. G. Ashley Allen Mr. Chip Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Chris Doerholt
Dr. and Mrs. James O. Johnson Mr. Gerd Faulstich Mr. C. Henry DuPre
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Bebko Mr. and Mrs. David Ellis
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Will Fort
Ms. Dargan Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Ed Frost E.J. Emkjer
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Jolley
Mr. and Mrs. James Burnett Mr. and Mrs. Wilton L. Jordan, II Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Gosnell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Emmerth
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Butehorn Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Chris Groke Mrs. Earl G. Ezell
Dr. and Mrs. B. Brant Bynum Mr. and Mrs. Tom King Mr. and Mrs. Gary Henderson Ms. Nancy Brown Foster
Mrs. Walter M. Cart Dr. and Mrs. Bert E. Knight Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Hevener Ms. Elaine Gilmore
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lazenby Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hollis Mr. Charles Godfrey
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Cogdell Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Lehner Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hurteau Mr. Chris R. Gohagan
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Crow Ms. Henrietta Lowndes Mr. and Mrs. Roland Jones Mr. and Mrs. Andrew F. Green
Mrs. Ysal Dulken Dr. and Mrs. Brownlee Lowry Dr. and Mrs. Charles Kay Mr. Leo Grein
Dr. J. Gordon Early, Jr. Mr. Frank A. Lyles Mrs. Jeanette M. Keepers Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Hanna
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lyon Dr. and Mrs. John Keith Mr. and Mrs. Phillip G. Harris
Mr. William C. Elston
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mabry Mr. Eugene Kilcawley Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hart
Mr. Timothy Flemming
Mr. Zerno E. Martin, Jr. Mr. Mitchell W. Kyllonen, Sr. Mr. Frank S. Holleman
Mr. and Mrs. Caleb C. Fort Mrs. Jane Hughston
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Marshall Dr. and Mrs. Joe Lesesne
DONORS, continued... Mr. and Mrs. Walter Montgomery Malinda and Charlie Tulloh
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Kendrick Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pittman Ms. Sue Walker
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Layne Mr. and Mrs. James H. Powell Ms. Christel Walter
Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Little Mr. and Mrs. Dieter Ollinger Mrs. Janet R. Weir
Mr. and Mrs. Lanny Littlejohn Ms. Alex Refshauge Jack and Linda West
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Littlejohn Ms. Rachel Ruff Mr. and Mrs. Randy Wilson
Mr. George Loudon Ms. Amber Scruggs
Mr. and Mrs. John V. Manatis Ms. Stephanie Seay
Mr. Jon Matheis Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Silliman
Ms. Marjorie McBride Mrs. Hope W. Slater
Ms. Katherine McKay Mr. and Mrs. Adam Strickland
Mr. and Mrs. William Meanix LeAnne Thurmond and Ed Holcombe
Special Events - Shuck & Stomp
Scott Hubbard, left, and Tom and Marianne Henry and Annie Hargrove, Wes Smith and Al Osteen and his band, out of Landrum,
Bartram, right, enjoy the oysters. Kathleen Brady, Karen and Mike Fradua. provide great music for Shuck & Stomp!
A little square dancing finished out the Doug Rayner and Mary Williams get ‘em Katie Phillips, Pat Parrish, and Helen Cor-
evening. Here is the Virginia Reel. while they’re hot! rell stand in front of the Silent Auction.
Many thanks to the following for donating food, volunteer time, and other items for S & S.
We couldn’t do it without your grand help!
Chris Walker, Penni Patton, Margaret Green, Caroline Phillips, Gil Bulman, Kristin Taylor, Barbara Barnes,
Rita Zollinger, Betsy Burrell, Linda Harris, Patricia Webster, Rachel Ruff, Bobbie and Carlos Gutierrez,
Libba McCullough, Terry Ferguson, Jan Scott, Michael Holmes, Will Montgomery, Janice Pack, Pat Par-
rish, Fred Parrish, Jenny Galloway, Gillian Newberry, Rebecca Mullen, Gary Hayes,
Lamar Baehr, Tammy Stokes, Allyson McPhaul, Josh Lonon, Thomas Webster, Rob Wilder, Mike Baird,
Jack Bundy, John and Suzanne Freed, Bob’s Car Wash, Creekside Gardens, Joyce Moesley, Carolyn
Schoepf Harrison, Carri Bass, Isabel Forbes, Bill Walter, Sarah Jane Walter, Ed Hall, Sue Rothemich
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Ways to Give Boy Scout Clears Trail at Glendale Shoals Preserve
There are several ways to Thanks to boy
give to SPACE. Traditionally, many scout Adam
people assume that the only way is Nelson, right
through an outright gift of cash or in the picture,
other assets. However, there are for blazing a
many types of gifts, each with different new trail at
features and benefits. Please check our Glendale
out our website, www.spartanburgcon- Shoals Preserve.
servation.org or give our office a call He is a member
at 864-948-0000 to learn more. But of Boy Scout
whatever you decide, please keep Troop 2 at First
SPACE in mind when making choices Presbyterian
about your will and estate plans. What Church.
a great legacy to leave behind for your
children and grandchildren - the gift of
land protection and greenspace!
if you or your company has old but good office equipment, please consider donating them to space.
we are in special need of 2 good desks, a new copier, and 6 matching chairs for a large meeting table.
Give the gift of Nature!
Give a membership to SPACE - a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.
Honor a friend, a neighbor, or family member who enjoys our nature trails by
giving them a membership to SPACE. Just call our office at 948-000 or visit our
making a difference!
Thanks, Longleaf for
saving landfill space.
paper and saves trees,
of SPACE. Longleaf recycles
Longleaf is a major sponsor
Spartanburg, SC 29306
100 E. Main St., Suite 7 B
Spartanburg, SC 29301
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