Connecting People to Nature

The Upstate Update: June 2021 - June 20th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we share a list of the Upstate's farmers markets where you can buy fresh and local produce this summer, an important update on a Greenville County land development regulation, welcome new faces to the UF team, and more. read more

Commemorating Juneteenth - June 18th, 2021

To commemorate Juneteenth, the day the last remaining enslaved African Americans were emancipated in 1865, we reflect on the grave injustices of the past and reaffirm our commitment to strive towards a more equitable future. read more

Composting 101 with Sustaining Way - May 28th, 2021

In celebration of National Compost Day on May 29, Sustaining Way's Sustainability Coordinator Danielle Parks breaks down what you need to know to start your own backyard compost. read more

The Upstate Update: May 2021 - May 25th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we introduce the 2021 ForeverGreen Award honorees, celebrate the iconic Grant Meadow in Pickens County, and more. read more

Dr. Dave Hargett receives the 2021 Brad Wyche Extraordinary Achievement Award - May 23rd, 2021

For his visionary 10-year tenure as Executive Director of Lake Conestee Nature Preserve, Dr. Dave Hargett is the recipient of the inaugural Brad Wyche Extraordinary Achievement Award. read more

Sustaining Way receives the 2021 Environmental Equity & Justice Award - May 22nd, 2021

For their work to cultivate a thriving, sustainable, and equitable environment in Greenville’s Nicholtown and surrounding communities, Sustaining Way is the recipient of the 2021 Environmental Equity and Justice Award. read more

Read the Spring/Summer 2021 special issue of the Upstate Advocate - May 17th, 2021

The Spring/Summer 2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, our twice-yearly print publication, has arrived. This special edition celebrates the 2021 ForeverGreen Award honorees in place of this year's annual awards luncheon, in addition to sharing the latest news and more from Upstate Forever. Many thanks to our generous sponsors of this issue: Greenville Journal, Half-Moon Outfitters, Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission, Legacy Early College, Maddrey & Associates, Natural Investments, ReWa, and Spinx. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: May 10-14 - May 17th, 2021

Here's an overview of where things stand at the end of the 2021 Legislative Session. Buckle up, there's a lot to recap. read more

By Megan Chase

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