Connecting People to Nature

Dennis Chastain to receive Extraordinary Achievement Award - January 14th, 2019

Dennis Chastain is being honored with the Extraordinary Achievement Award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Dennis for his 40+ years of work as a writer, historian, botanist, guide, and conservation advocate. read more

The trail that almost wasn't - October 26th, 2018

How Upstate Forever, Greenville County, GHS, and other partners fought tooth and nail to bring the game-changing GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail to life. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Greenville owes much to the Reedy River Master Plan - October 24th, 2018

The Reedy River Master Plan — which provided the framework for the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, Falls Park, Lake Conestee Nature Park, Unity Park, and more — is a prime example of how community planning can work. read more

By Barry Nocks, Professor Emeritus, Clemson

The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail: More Than Just Recreation - October 16th, 2018

How the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail is expanding transit options for the Greenville community read more

By Ty Houck, Greenville County

Local bats need your help - September 22nd, 2018

This summer, SC DNR launched the SC Bat Watch project to encourage the public’s help in gathering information about state bat populations. SC Bat Watch is a citizen science project to monitor bat roost sites and provide bat count data to SCDNR biologists. read more

By Pam Barber

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 7 - May 28th, 2018

The Farmacy, the Happy Berry, and Travelers Rest Farmers Market weigh in on what a thriving local food scene means to the Upstate. read more

By Guest Contributors

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 6 - May 24th, 2018

Possum Kingdom Kreamery and Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery talk about why farms and local food are so important to the Upstate's special character. read more

By Guest Contributors

'Memory recall & memory making' - May 15th, 2018

High Meadows, an Upstate Forever-protected cattle farm in Abbeville County, doubles as a quail hunting preserve. read more

By Pam Barber

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