2023 Speakers and Dates
2570 Lake Haigler Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715
The Greenway Speaker Series brings inspiring guest speakers to the Anne Springs Close Greenway to discuss their expertise, motivation and spirit of adventure.
More details about our 2023 Speaker Series are soon to be announced. Please check back for updates. In meantime, see our other signature events.
April 22: Lazarus Lake
The Anne Springs Close Greenway presents Lazarus Lake for its first Greenway Speaker Series event of 2023. In an intimate outdoor setting, Lake will discuss conservation and the importance of keeping green spaces green, a perfect event for our Earth Day Celebration weekend.
May 27: Rue Mapp
Rue Mapp is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, where Black people and nature meet. Mapp is an awarded and inspirational leader, speaker, public lands champion, outdoor gear designer, and published author. She established for-profit enterprise Outdoor Afro, Inc. in 2021 and subsequently launched a 22-piece hike collection with outdoor retailer REI Co-op. Her first national book titled “Nature Swagger: Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors” was released in November.