Wofford College owns 2.93 acres in the Glendale Shoals area near the city of Glendale, outside of Spartanburg. It was acquired in 2007. Wofford College built the Environmental Studies Center at Glendale Shoals on this property, part of Wofford College's Environmental Studies program.

There are two adjacent properties owned by: Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) on the southern boundary, and Palmetto Conservation Foundation on a small part of the eastern boundary. In October of 2009 all three organizations met to form a partnership for kudzu removal in Glendale Shoals, an area that includes the three properties. Dr. Kaye Savage, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Environmental Studies, and John Lane, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Environmental Sciences Center at Glendale Shoals, lead this effort for Wofford. See our Glendal Shoals Preserve and Glendale Greenway pages for more Coalition work in the Glendale Shoals area for the partnership.

Wofford College felt that kudzu removal activities would fit nicely into their Environmental Studies program. A special session of Kudzu Kollege was held at the Environmental Studies Center at Glendale Shoals for 20 Wofford students in November 2009. Students adopted the western-most infestation of kudzu on property belonging to SPACE, which is adjacent to the Wofford site. That work is described in detail elsewhere on this website. December 2009.

VIDEO: John Lane recorded the following video of Coalition volunteer Paul Savko demonstrating surgical removal of a kudzu crown at Glendale Shoals Preserve. Paul narrates the steps, and explains what to look for. Click on the image to view the video. December 2009.

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Removal of Crown at Glendale Shoals (December 2009)
Video by John Lane. © Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved.

VIDEO: John also recorded the following video of Paul David Blakeley putting Kudzilla into action at Glendale Shoals Preserve and Glendale Greenway. Click on the image to view the video. December 2009.

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"Kudzilla" at Work: Glendale Shoals (December 2009)
Video by John Lane. © Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved.