Clean Water

The Clean Water Act: History, Controversy, and Impacts to South Carolina — Part 3 of 3 - April 7th, 2019

The EPA is proposing to change a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which outlines water bodies that qualify for federal protection. In the latest post of this 3-part series, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase clarifies the Clean Water Act's controversy surrounding agriculture and developers read more

By Megan Chase

The Clean Water Act: History, Controversy, and Impacts to South Carolina — Part 2 of 3 - April 3rd, 2019

The EPA is proposing to change a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which outlines water bodies that qualify for federal protection. In the latest post of this 3-part series, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase chronicles the history of the Clean Water Act and details on the proposed rollbacks. read more

By Megan Chase

Crossroads Campaign Update: We Are Close, But We Still Need Your Help - April 1st, 2019

As we celebrate the start of Earth Month, we are delighted to share that we are just $88,000 short of our Crossroads Campaign goal! Help us reach our goal by April 30 and receive a limited edition Be the Upstate tee created in collaboration with Dapper Ink. read more

By Aldon Knight

The Clean Water Act: History, Controversy, and Impacts to South Carolina — Part 1 of 3 - March 24th, 2019

In this first post of a 3-part series, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase outlines how the EPA's proposed rollbacks to the Clean Water Act threaten the Upstate and our drinking water. read more

By Megan Chase

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 3 - January 27th, 2019

We're disappointed to see the return of the "plastics ban ban," and more updates from this third week of the legislative session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 1 - January 13th, 2019

Upstate Forever and the conservation community hit the ground running as the SC Legislature opened the 2019-2020 Session this week. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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

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