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Clean Water

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

The Upstate Update: February 2019 - February 25th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, find all the details about the launch of our Crossroads Campaign, recap the 2019 ForeverGreen awards luncheon, take action to support the Energy Freedom Act, and more. read more

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

The Upstate Update: January 2019 - January 20th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, get the details on this year's ForeverGreen Luncheon and award recipients, read about recent conservation successes, ways you can create a lasting legacy, and more. read more

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

County Comp Plan Update - April 28th, 2018

Greenville County has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for assistance with their upcoming 10-year comprehensive plan update. Proposals will be accepted until mid-May, and the contract should be awarded/negotiated by early June, according to the RFP. read more

By Lisa Hallo

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