The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Monday, March 7, 2022

Program Year

2022

Achievement

Signatories

2022

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City of Greenville SC

Greenville, SC

Knox White

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of Greenville is committed to maintaining and expanding greenspace, tree canopy, and native plants. The priorities of City Council include conservation and sustainability.

Community Spotlight

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Reedy River Falls at Falls Park

Far more than a nature lover's paradise, Falls Park on the Reedy, located in downtown Greenville's Historic West End, is one of Greenville's greatest treasures.

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The River Bench at the Commons in Unity Park

The Commons was designed to create a “pedestrian— and family friendly gathering space” where the energy of downtown meets the enjoyment of relaxed entertainment and recreation.

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Legacy Park Gardens

Opened in 2008, Legacy Park was inspired by New York City's Central Park. Nestled in a residential area, the park includes rolling greens, water features, colorful landscaping, playgrounds and paved pathways ideal for walking, jogging and biking.

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The Liberty Bridge at Falls Park

Greenville's unique Liberty Bridge honors Liberty Corporation founder W. Frank Hipp and his children, Francis M. Hipp, Herman N. Hipp, B. Calhoun Hipp, and Dorothy Hipp Gunter for their commitment and contribution to the Greenville community.

Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with developers, planners, landscape architects, and other community leaders and organizers engaged in planning processes to identify opportunities to create monarch habitat.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.

Systems Change

  • Remove milkweed from the list of noxious plants in city weed / landscaping ordinances (if applicable).
  • Increase the percentage of native plants, shrubs and trees that must be used in city landscaping ordinances and encourage use of milkweed, where appropriate.