Dick Carr to receive the inaugural Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award - January 19th, 2019

Dick Carr is being honored with the Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Mr. Carr for his tireless dedication to UF for more than a decade. read more

Doug Harper to receive the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion award - January 18th, 2019

Doug Harper is being honored with the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Doug for his central role in the permanent reauthorization of the SC Conservation Bank. read more

Nikki Grumbine to receive Clean Water Champion award - January 17th, 2019

Nikki Grumbine is being honored with the Clean Water Champion award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Nikki for her leadership with the Friends of the Reedy River Board. read more

Spartanburg's Northside Initiative to receive Land Planning & Policy Champion award - January 16th, 2019

The Northside Initiative is the Land Planning & Policy Champion at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes the Initiative’s participants for their collaborative efforts to transform and revitalize Spartanburg’s Northside community. read more

Retired SC Parks Director Phil Gaines to receive Public Servant of the Year award - January 15th, 2019

Phil Gaines is being honored with the Public Servant of the Year award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Phil for his 37 years of service to the SC State Parks Service. read more

Dennis Chastain to receive Extraordinary Achievement Award - January 14th, 2019

Dennis Chastain is being honored with the Extraordinary Achievement Award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Dennis for his 40+ years of work as a writer, historian, botanist, guide, and conservation advocate. read more

Ecosystems Services: Why Conservation Boosts the Bottom Line - November 26th, 2018

Economists, researchers, and communities are taking a more sophisticated look at the economic value of natural areas, open space, and local water resources. read more

The trail that almost wasn't - October 26th, 2018

How Upstate Forever, Greenville County, GHS, and other partners fought tooth and nail to bring the game-changing GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail to life. read more

By Lisa Hallo

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