Clean Water

Legislative Updates 2020: September 15-24 - September 27th, 2020

After halting the regular 2020 Legislative Session in mid-March, the South Carolina General Assembly returned earlier this month for a special two-week session. Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins offers a recap of what was accomplished, what bills we supported passed, and which two bills we opposed that were halted. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Choose your own adventure: Upstate paddle trips for all skill and thrill levels - September 25th, 2020

GIS Coordinator Katie Hottel shares four favorite paddle trips in the Upstate in celebration of World Rivers Day. read more

By Katie Hottel

The Upstate Update: August 2020 - August 24th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares how COVID-19 has brought the need for land protection to the forefront, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares flooding and stormwater tools, and we share our GVL2040 (the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan) advocacy priorities. read more

Stormwater and flooding tools for Upstate residents - August 21st, 2020

Wondering what you can do on your property to prevent flooding and sediment runoff into nearby waterways? Our Clean Water Advocate has compiled a list of helpful tools for Upstate residents. read more

By Megan Chase

Dr. John Quinn: We should see waterways & forests as economic assets - June 10th, 2020

The environmental aesthetic of the Upstate is something most, if not all, of us value. But how does that relative value translate to dollar value? Dr. John Quinn, an associate professor of Biology at Furman, explores the economic value of our region's natural resources. read more

Our commitment to racial justice - June 3rd, 2020

Upstate Forever envisions a future that is healthy, vibrant, and prosperous, that offers a high quality of life now and for future generations. That vision cannot become a reality for all who call the Upstate home while racial violence and systemic injustices exist in our communities and across the country. read more

What is clean water 'worth?' - May 28th, 2020

The average cost per gallon of tap water in the Upstate is less than 1 cent. Let us help put the value of clean water in perspective. read more

Mary Duckett: Clean water is a basic human right - May 26th, 2020

A lifelong resident of the Southernside community in Greenville, Mary Duckett has joined community leaders and environmental justice advocates to call for the cleanup of toxic coal tar along the Reedy River, the left-behind results of a long-shuttered manufactured gas plant. read more

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