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Field Day with Naturaland Trust and Upstate Forever

Privet Removal on the South Saluda River
February 2018

Naturaland Trust and Upstate Forever are teaming up to remove Chinese privet and Japanese honeysuckle along the South Saluda River this weekend. 

If you enjoy hiking and fishing along this stretch of river, come join us and bring a rod for some angling and hiking afterwards. 

Saturday, February 10 |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Mountain Bridge Wilderness area

Near Wildcat Wayside State Park

5334-5434 SC-11 Geer Highway

Cleveland, SC 29635

Driving instructions from Greenville:

Take Highway 276 North toward Cleveland.

Pass Cleveland First Baptist Church on the left.

Bear left as Highway 276 North merges with SC-11/Geer Highway

Continue approximately 4.2 miles west toward Wildcat Wayside State Park

After passing Lawton Road on the right, property is on the south side of SC-11/Geer Highway. Park on the side of the road at the dirt turn-off at the telephone pole and red gate. There is additional parking on the side of SC-11/Geer Highway in front of Wildcat Branch Falls.

Click this link to view on Google Maps
We will have a couple of signs so be on the lookout.


Comfortable shoes, work gloves and water always encouraged. If you have a shovel or other tools, please bring them with you. Light refreshments will be available. Short hike (mile or so) available on property after clean up for those who want to join.


Volunteer Forms

Please click on, print and fill out volunteer application, waiver and photo release forms. You can bring them the day of or scan and email them back to

If you want to carpool please e-mail Ginger Goldsmith at or call Ginger's cell 843.469.8465 by Friday, February 9th at Noon.
Otherwise please follow above directions if you are driving yourself.