Clean Water

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

Bruce Adams: Water is essential for local food - May 18th, 2020

A 4th-generation farmer discusses how he feeds a University campus without the use of an irrigation system. read more

Why does sprawl impact water quality? - May 13th, 2020

As pressure to develop more and more land across our region increases, so do the threats to the Upstate's water resources. read more

Brooks and Kay Wade: Our lakes, rivers, & streams make the Upstate beautiful - May 12th, 2020

The owners and operators of Jocassee Lake Tours share what makes the Upstate's waters special. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: May 4-8 - May 11th, 2020

State Legislature will return on Tuesday to discuss the budget, future of Santee Cooper and, of course, COVID-19. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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