SPACE's Cottonwood Trail Restoration

Supporting the Cottonwood is more important than ever! Please consider donating to our clean up efforts, the Cottonwood trail has significant damage due to the Tornado on February 6, 2020.


Support the Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk Restoration Project!

In 2020, the Cottonwood Trail turns 30 and we need your help in restoring the Boardwalk.  Officially  know as the Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve, in honor of a longtime volunteer, the Cottonwood Trail is one of the city’s finest natural offerings where you can join Spartanburg residents who are jogging, walking or cycling. Founded in 1990, the Cottonwood Trail is a 115 recreational nature preserve that features 5 miles of trail and a boardwalk over 20 acres of wetlands. Over 60,000 people enjoy the Trail annually and your donation will help make their experience even better.

Our Boardwalk Restoration Project will make our visitor experience more user-friendly, educational, and fun with new railings, an observation deck and new way finding signage. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to support these efforts, and thanks to the Spartanburg County Foundation and proceeds from our 2018's A Shucking Good Time fundraiser, we are 30% of the way there! 

From all of us at SPACE, thank you for your continued support of this Spartanburg treasure.

To learn more visit

Hear from Executive Director, Andrew Waters about the importance of the Cottonwood Trail

** The boardwalk will be closed for renovations beginning in Fall 2019 through early 2020**

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 22 hrs
  • Kimberley Kerchmar 
    • $25 
    • 1 d
  • Cordelia Fort 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Lacy Grant  
    • $10 
    • 14 d
  • Jessica Harwood 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
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Alix Refshauge 
Spartanburg, SC
Spartanburg Area Conservancy Inc (SPACE Inc) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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