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Building Momentum: Continuing the Fight Against the Fig Buttercup with Your Support

Posted on by SCNPS Website Team

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Last month, we highlighted the nasty invasive Fig Buttercup (Ficaria verna) and our collaborative efforts with the Friends of the Reedy River (FoRR) to curb its spread across South Carolina’s cherished landscapes. Thanks to your enthusiastic response and the informative resources we shared, awareness about this environmental threat has grown significantly. However, the fight is far from over, and your continued support is crucial.

Amplifying Our Impact: How You Can Help

We have made it easy for you to contribute to our efforts against the Fig Buttercup. To donate, simply visit our website and navigate to the donations page:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the ‘Membership’ tab in the main menu.
  3. Select ‘Donate’ from the dropdown menu or directly visit this link.
  4. Choose the ‘Fig Buttercup Fund’ from the list of projects to direct your support specifically to this cause.

In addition to direct donations through the website, every member who joins or renews their membership is presented with the opportunity to support this specific cause among others.

In coordination with FoRR, we are ensuring that information about how to donate is readily accessible. This initiative is promoted to continue protecting and restoring the natural beauty of South Carolina.

Exciting Funding Updates and Future Plans

We are thrilled to announce that, through our combined efforts and the generosity of our partners, significant progress has been made in securing funds for our Fig Buttercup removal initiatives. Specifically, we have successfully secured a $5,000 grant from Colonial Pipeline for this effort. Additionally, we’ve received $10,000 for projects with the South Carolina Forestry Commission and another $5,000 from a dedicated supporter, bringing our total recent fundraising to $20,000.  Woohoo!

A Call to Stand United

The challenge posed by the Fig Buttercup is significant, but with your help, our impact can be even greater. By contributing to our efforts, you are not just donating; you are investing in the health and preservation of our ecosystems. Together, we can ensure that future generations will enjoy a vibrant, biodiverse South Carolina.

Join us as we continue to make strides in conservation and community engagement. Your support makes all the difference.

Support Our Efforts – Donate Today!

Thank you for standing with us in this important cause. Together, we are making a tangible difference in the battle against invasive species and in the promotion of a healthier environment.