We were delighted that Sen. Lindsay Graham could attend the September 17 Sassafras Mountain Improvement Project ceremony atop South Carolina’s highest mountain.
The Highpointers Foundation is donating the plaque and bench for the project.
Other parts of the project include a new observation tower, spur trail off of the 76-mile Foothills Trail.
At the ceremony Mike Leonard, vice chairman of the Conservation Fund announced that 4.8 acres on the North Carolina side was donated to SCDNR for the project. 8,000 acres of the East Fork Headwaters tract, is owned by the Conservancy Fund and Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy.
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“We at the Highpointers Club are excited about the plans on Sassafras Mountain that will promote and preserve the beauty of South Carolina’s tallest mountain,” said Sid Collins, CEO of the Pickens County YMCA and Highpointers Club member. “This project will create better access while maintaining the integrity and wonder of Sassafras. The Highpointers Club supports this effort and will help in any way possible.”