Clean Water

These are our 2020 advocacy priorities - January 22nd, 2020

Our mission is to protect the critical lands, waters, and unique character of Upstate South Carolina. To accomplish that mission, we advocate for specific outcomes at the local and state level that are likely to have a measurable impact to the ten-county Upstate region's land and water resources. read more

The Upstate Update: January 2020 - January 22nd, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on 2019's successes, share Upstate Forever's 2020 advocacy priorities, invite you to join us for the ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon, and provide updates on Greenville and Spartanburg's comprehensive planning processes. read more

Our year in review: 2019 by the numbers - January 21st, 2020

2019 was a momentous year for Upstate Forever. Join us as we reflect on strides made in land and water conservation, advocacy, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2019 - October 24th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we announce the results of the Crossroads Campaign, share an easy way to give to Upstate Forever this year, and fill your calendar with some great upcoming events. read more

Action Alert: Join us to oppose the plan for an 862-home subdivision in South Greenville - July 21st, 2019

Join Upstate Forever at the Greenville County Planning Commission meeting this Wednesday, July 24 at 4:30 pm at County Square as we oppose the 862-home Garden Oaks subdivision proposed in South Greenville off Bessie Road near U.S. 25. read more

The Upstate Update: July 2019 - July 17th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we thank Mast General Store and shoppers for their generous support on Land Trust Day, plus share our Clean Water team's experience at the 2019 River Rally in Cleveland, Ohio, Upstate Forever's latest news, and details on upcoming events. read more

Is Your Local Waterway Safe for Swimming? - June 25th, 2019

Upstate Forever's Katie Hottel recently spoke with WSPA 7News about water quality and when it is safe for you and your family to go for a dip in Upstate waterways. read more

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

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