Upstate Patch
Wildlife Action
Upstate Chapter
Spartanburg, SC

"Local Folks Solving Local Problems"

"To put back more than we take"

Friends and Benefactors

Clememt Clement Lumber Co. started donating lumber to the Wildlife Action Upstate Chapter this year. Chapter volunteers build birdhouses with students, scouts, and visitors from Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, and Greenville Counties. Pictured receiving a Certificate of Appreciation is Allen Cummings (on the right). The award is being presented by Ronnie Rutledge (on the left). Board member Jim Biggerstaff (not pictured), is the chief designer and builder of this wood recycling project for the Wildlife Action Upstate Chapter.
Dick Dick Cassel presenting a certificate of appreciation to Joyce Davis of United Forest Products for all the lumber they have donated for bird boxes. 


In recognition of the environmental partnerships and sponsorships between NURRC, National United Resource Recovery Corporation, Foster's Garden and Landscape Center, and the WLA Upstate Chapter, Bunny and Nan Beeson came to Spartanburg to participate in the December dedication and planting at the preserve. From left to right in the photo above are Ed Elam, Land Management Team Leader, Carlos and Bobby Gutierrez, President of URRC, Jim Biggerstaff, Brandy Gutierrez, Recycle Fund Advisor for NURRC, Mike Foster, our Horticulturist, owner of Foster's Garden and Landscape Center on Reidville Road, and Lawson "Boo" Hayes, Chief Financial Officer for NURRC.    

The group planted a specially selected drought and disease resistant maple tree. In front of the group is the sign erected to commemorate this momentous occasion. Over 90 trees and a wide variety of fruit bearing shrubberies, nut trees, crepe myrtles, and flowering plants will be added to Hughston's Resource Education Center to rejuvenate and revitalize our woodland forest.  

Photo 2 In this Photo Bunny and Nan Beeson are standing in the center of the group discussing the number of trees and kinds of plants Mike is planting at Hughston's Resource Education Center.