The Butterfly Branch Greenway

City of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC

The Butterfly Creek Trail will take an existing piped creek, Greenville Branch, and return the creek to it natural setting. The education piece of this project will provide greater awareness of plant/wildlife natural to the habitat.

Counties Impacted:

  • Cherokee
  • Union
  • Laurens 

The City is confident that this project will provide significant environmental benefits, including: improved aquatic and terrestrial habitats (e.g. more diverse and native plant, fish, macrophyte, and benthic macroinvertebrate communities), as well as significant ambient water quality improvements (e.g. temperature, sediment, fecal coliform and nutrient reductions; pH stabilization). It will also serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the City’s Northside: a highly distressed community which has suffered from poverty, high crime, blight, and disinvestment for decades.  The City, local partners, and Northside residents are committed to its comprehensive redevelopment.

-​Ed Memmott, City Manager



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