The community fellows program is an aspect of the Thinking Like a River initiative that invites members of the community to take a more active role in educating the public and raising awareness of watershed issues. Each year, we choose four fellows, one from each of the following fields: nonprofits, private business, government, and education. The fellows meet periodically to discuss environmentally and river themed literature. They also each complete projects of their choosing to improve the community. For example, one fellow planned and ran a week long after school fall camp for 3rd and 4th graders to learn about the science, history, and culture of our waterways.
Current fellows are:
Class of 2012
Ned Barrett, Partners for Active Living Alissa Ritzo Duncan, Community Planner and Professional Organizer Peyton Howell, Yeargin Potter Shackelford Construction Renee Philips, Spartanburg School District 3
Class of 2013
Shelly Robbins, Upstate Forever Ben Palmer, Spartanburg County Parks Bonnie Webster, Spartanburg Day School Winthrop Allen, Pacolet Milliken