Anne Springs Close Greenway Gears Up for Spring with Volunteer Blitz

The Anne Springs Close Greenway announces its first-ever Volunteer Blitz event, scheduled for Saturday, April 13. This exciting initiative aims to bring together community members for a day of hands-on service to enhance the beauty of the Greenway and contribute to the organization’s mission.

Volunteers are invited to join the Volunteer Blitz during two convenient time slots: 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm. As a token of appreciation, the Gateway Canteen will provide a 15% discount card to all registered participants (to be redeemed on the day of the event).

The Volunteer Blitz is a unique opportunity for individuals and groups to actively contribute to Anne Springs Close Greenway’s mission of conservation, education and low-impact outdoor recreation. By combining efforts on multiple projects, the goal is to make a significant impact on various initiatives in a single sweep.

Volunteer opportunities at the Blitz include:

  • Litter Sweep: clean up designated areas on the property and contribute to the Greenway’s trash tally.
  • Crandall Bowles Children’s Farm: participate in painting, building projects and cleanup to prepare the farm for opening on April 20.
  • Greenway Horse Stables: engage in painting projects, tack room organization and arena cleanup.
  • Lake Haigler Entrance: Assist in cleaning up old campsites, painting projects, disassembling kayak racks, trail work and organizing the kayak shed.

In 2023, the Greenway witnessed an outstanding 11,831 volunteer hours, equivalent to $332,569 in in-kind services. A total of 223 active volunteers dedicated their time and skills across a diverse array of projects. Lindsey Arnautovic, Operations Director for the Anne Springs Close Greenway, expressed enthusiasm for the event, stating, “We are excited to bring a larger focus on our volunteers this year and going forward. We recognize the incredible value that they add to all our operations, and we could not do much of what we do without a loyal base of talented volunteers. We hope to make more meaningful and impactful options for volunteerism available to our community and look forward to stewarding more connections!”

The Volunteer Blitz is open to Greenway members and the public. For more information, and to sign up for the Volunteer Blitz, please visit Join us on April 13 as we come together to make a lasting difference on the Anne Springs Close Greenway.

Anne Springs Close Greenway Volunteer Blitz

When: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm

Where: Lake Haigler Entrance (2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715) or Greenway Stables Entrance (1046 Horse Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715) depending on project.

Registration: To participate, sign-up at

About Anne Springs Close Greenway

Opened in 1995, the Anne Springs Close Greenway is a 2,100-acre natural preserve that offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking and more, while maintaining a natural habitat for wildlife. Its mission is to provide stewardship and protect the cultural, ecological and scenic features of the land, while also offering recreational and educational opportunities that promote the health and wellness of the community. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Leroy Springs & Co., Inc., the Greenway receives no tax money to build, maintain and operate trails and facilities. It is funded in part by generous donations from individuals and corporations.