Healing urban ecosystems — the natural way - October 26th, 2023

Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen explores ways that many communities are successfully addressing negative development impacts through effective, low-cost nature-based solutions. read more

By Allie Martinsen

Complete the Saluda Grade Trail community survey - October 26th, 2023

You're invited to provide input on the future Saluda Grade Trail through a community survey now through Thursday, November 16. read more

Next-Door Nature: Explore the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate - October 25th, 2023

The newest edition of our biannual print publication explores the ecosystems persisting within the urbanized landscape — our backyards, neighborhood greenspaces, and downtown parks — in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our team. read more

By Andrea Cooper

Meet the Team: Board Treasurer Tom Kester - October 23rd, 2023

Get to know Upstate Forever's Board of Directors Treasurer Tom Kester through a few rapid-fire questions. read more

Creepy Conservation: Halloween 2023 - October 19th, 2023

Happy Halloween! This spooky season we are celebrating some of the local critters who keep our environment in healthy ecological balance. Some may consider these animals creepy, but they play an essential role in the Upstate region. You should recognize them all from spooky stories and your neighborhood alike - which one is your favorite? read more

Action Alert: Support stronger riparian buffer requirements - October 11th, 2023

Greenville County Council is currently considering strengthening riparian buffer requirements for new development county-wide to better protect water quality. We need your help urging Council to support a 50' riparian buffer requirement as impaired water bodies have become an increasingly urgent issue. read more

The Upstate Update: September 2023 - September 24th, 2023

September's Upstate Update features some great fall foliage hikes in our area - don't miss your chance to see the leaves change! Plus learn more about the Tyger River Recreation Region, the zoning ordinance passed in Woodruff, upcoming Saluda Grade public meetings, and more! read more

Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2023 Presentations and Resources - September 21st, 2023

Speaker presentations, resources, and other information for the 2023 Citizen Planning Academy participants. read more

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