Connecting People to Nature

The Upstate Update: August 2019 - August 19th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some of our favorite ways to enjoy these dog days of summer with your furry companion, information about upcoming volunteer events and member field trips, an opportunity to join the UF team, and more. 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

Upstate Forever to Seek Reaccreditation from the Land Trust Alliance — Public Comment Period Now Open - July 10th, 2019

The Land Trust Alliance’s land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. In 2008, Upstate Forever became the first land trust organization in South Carolina to receive national accreditation. Upstate Forever is pleased to announce it is now applying for renewal of accreditation. read more

By Scott Park

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

In this month's Upstate Update, learn about a nearly 1,000-acre expansion to Jones Gap State Park, plus find fun summer activities across the Upstate and mark your calendars for several upcoming events. read more

Nearly 1,000 acres protected, donated to Jones Gap State Park - June 24th, 2019

Jones Gap State Park has become approximately 25 percent larger following a donation of 955 acres to the SC Department of Parks, Recreations & Tourism from The Nature Conservancy. The property, known as Gap Creek, is protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement held by Upstate Forever. read more

How to Preserve Nature While Hiking and Camping - June 13th, 2019

8 tips to keep in mind as you enjoy the great outdoors to help protect our natural surroundings for wildlife and future visitors. read more

The Upstate Update: April 2019 - April 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, celebrate Earth Day by supporting Upstate Forever and receive a limited edition tee, peruse the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, read the latest updates from the State House, and more. read more

Phil Gaines: 'I have failed at retirement miserably' - April 18th, 2019

An interview with South Carolina’s long-serving State Parks Director and recipient of the Public Servant of the Year Award at the 2019 ForeverGreen Awards read more

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