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November Upstate Monthly Meeting: Frank Holleman, “Power to the Plants: 50 Years of the Naturaland Trust”

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Sometimes in order to preserve, protect, or restore South Carolina’s native plant heritage, we have to go to the mattresses. For Frank Holleman, an expert in the regulatory and legal processes that protect our native plants and their habitats, that means standing up in administrative proceedings and even occasionally taking malefactors to court.

Frank is a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and also President of Naturaland Trust, a Greenville-based nonprofit dedicated to protecting SC’s Blue Ridge Mountains and special places in the Piedmont, and he is well-versed in the myriad strategies that go into protecting native plants. On this, Naturaland Trust’s 50th anniversary, he will give us an overview of how Naturaland Trust’s work has protected native plants and their habitat, and discuss the Trust’s many partnerships with SELC and the SCNPS.

Join us in person at Anderson Hall at Tri-County Technical College or VIA ZOOM for Frank’s presentation. Click this link for location information and to add the event to your calendar.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you turn at the light to get onto campus, you will need to do a U-turn and then take a right turn to get to the road right in front of Oconee Hall. The U-turn is because there is a median blocking you from making a left immediately upon arriving on campus.


Frank Holleman is a board member of the Upstate Chapter of the SCNPS, a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, and President of Naturaland Trust. He and his family live in Greenville. He has represented the SCNPS in a number of legal proceedings to protect native plants and their habitats.