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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment

Mission: Space, the spartanburg area conservancy, is a non-profit conservation organization whose purpose is to protect and preserve natural areas of ecological, historical, and aesthetic value to enhance the quality of life for all residents and future generations.

Programs: Preserve and protect real estate in its natural state; develop and maintain nature trails

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Spartanburg Area Conservancy is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Spartanburg Area Conservancy meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Spartanburg Area Conservancy has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I congratulate the Board of Directors on their choice of Andrew Waters as the new Executive Director of the Spartanburg Area Conservancy. He was an essential part in the movement to save a 42-acre track on land within my town that was slated for clear-cutting. It is now a passive, hardwood park known as Spencer Woods. I will miss my friend and colleague. Excellent choice!

Review from JustGive

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While I've only known about SPACE for a short amount of time, the events and projects that they've provided Spartanburg have given me an excellent insight into the importance of land conservation and it's role in preserving and enriching a community. SPACE's efforts in maintaining the Glendale Shoals Preserve, particularly since they began a partnership with Wofford College's Environmental Studies Program, has been especially exciting for me to observe and participate in. The Glendale Shoals Preserve is certainly one of Spartanburg's most precious natural and historical gems, and it is in large part thanks to the Spartanburg Area Conservancy that the public is able to utilize, learn about, and enjoy this special place. Also, as a part of Wofford's Environmental Studies staff I'm looking forward to collaborating with the SPACE team to plan their annual Jazz on the Bridge event at Glendale Shoals. This event is a perfect example of SPACE's ability to responsibly employ a nature preserve that benefits both the vitality of the space, and also brings together a community.

Review from Guidestar