About the Upstate Chapter

The Upstate Chapter was formed in 2003 and geographically it is loosely formed around the following counties (although anyone can join or participate):

Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg

This area of the state encompass portions of both the Blue Ridge and Piedmont ecoregions, creating the most biologically diverse areas in the State.

The Upstate Chapter has a dynamic leadership team consisting of a Board of Directors as well and a variety of standing committees with important missions.  Below is a snap-shot of our key leadership and their contact information, and click on any one of them to get to know more about our dynamic team of contributors.


Upstate Chapter Board of Directors     


Virginia Meador           Kerry Newberry          Frank Holleman

      President                      Membership                  Issues


Susan Lochridge          Rick Huffman            Dan Whitten

Secretary                            Programs                   Field Trips


Kate Farrah                          Sara Putnam                Kathy Harrington

     Education                          News Editor                   Plant Sales


 Judy Seeley


Upstate Native Nursery


           Cathy McCurdy         Miller Putnam

              Nursery Ops             Propagation