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November 6th, 2022
In 2009, The Tyger River Foundation purchased a 10-acre riverfront parcel and created The Nesbitt Shoals Nature Park, establishing the first public river access point on the Tyger River. Since then, nearly 200 additional acres have been acquired in this area where the South and North Tyger Rivers converge in Spartanburg County.
This year, Upstate Forever worked with The Tyger River Foundation to place this 201-acre property under conservation easement with support from the South Carolina Conservation Bank and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, ensuring the protection of the area’s natural beauty and recreational access.
These blueways also serve as a drinking water source to over 10,000 customers in the Woodruff-Roebuck area. The permanent protection of the confluence at Nesbitt Shoals will help safeguard the quality and quantity of drinking water for local residents.