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Conestee Nature Preserve

Conestee Nature Preserve

Conestee Nature Preserve, previously Lake Conestee Nature Preserve/Park, opened in 2006, is a 400-section of land (160 ha) safeguard along three miles of the Reedy River in Conestee, South Carolina, with 13 miles (20.9 km) of trails, in excess of 6 miles (9.7 km) of them cleared and 1 mile (1.6 km) of footpath. The Preserve contains both hardwood and evergreen woods, broad wetlands, and a rich variety of reptiles, well evolved creatures, and birds. Something like 223 bird species have been accounted for, and the National Audubon Society has assigned the recreation area as an Important Bird Area of Global Significance. In 2016 the territory of South Carolina made the exclusive office a natural life safe-haven boink.

Lake Conestee was made when the Reedy River was dammed at the Conestee Mill in around 1892. At its biggest degree, the lake covered around 130 sections of land (53 ha), however long periods of upstream modern waste and release filled around 90% of the lake with dregs so poisonous that the lake was named a Superfund site. In 2000 the Conestee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) protection association, was framed to lead the renewal of the lake as a wetlands through the improvement of the nature safeguard, and the establishment utilized settlement assets from a June 1996 Colonial Pipeline spill to buy the lake and the dam. When wellbeing investigations of the brownfield were finished, it was resolved that no damage would result assuming the harmful dregs were left set up.

In December 2016, reviewers from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control appraised Conestee Dam, which isn't entered into the bedrock, in horrible shape because of crumbling of mortar and water drainage


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1301 E. Washington St.

Greenville, SC 29607


Monday-Friday 11 am-7 pm

Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Sunday 12 pm-5 pm


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102 E. Curtis St.

Simpsonville, SC 29681


Monday - Closed

Tuesday-Friday 11 am-7 pm

Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Sunday 12 pm-5 pm

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