Connecting People to Nature

Our 2021 advocacy priorities - January 20th, 2021

Here are the issues we’re advocating for in 2021 and the reasons we’ve chosen to prioritize them. read more

Act now! Ask City Council to reject infill exemption for proposed tree ordinance - January 7th, 2021

Join us in urging Greenville City Council to reject the minor subdivision amendment to proposed tree ordinance updates that would be detrimental to the City of Greenville's remaining tree canopy read more

Wounds & Wildness: A conversation with authors John Lane and Drew Lanham - November 12th, 2020

Local authors John Lane and Drew Lanham reflect on the ways the world around them inspires their writing. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2020 - October 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share several recent land conservation successes, a preview of the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, and two important ways Upstate residents can support Greenville County's future this week. read more

Inspired: Fiber Artist Sarah Mandell - October 19th, 2020

Sarah Mandell creates realistic needle felted landscapes inspired by the beauty she finds in Upstate SC's mountains, lakes, farms, and forests. In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, she tells us more about her work, process, and inspiration. read more

Inspired: Weaver Nancy Basket - October 19th, 2020

Cherokee basket weaver Nancy Basket moved to the Upstate several decades ago to discover the land her ancestors once called home. Here, she found their stories, culture, and traditions of the Cherokee elders, as well as a material that inspired an unexpected new path in her basket weaving work. In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, Nancy shares lessons learned from kudzu and the importance of nature. read more

The latest issue of the Upstate Advocate has arrived - October 18th, 2020

Read more about the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, Upstate Forever's twice-yearly print publication. read more

By Andrea Cooper

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

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