Connecting People to Nature

Three great treks for fall foliage viewing - October 21st, 2022

As the Upstate’s lush landscape becomes awash in the reds, oranges, and yellows of fall, you’ll likely find yourself itching to head out and take in the sights of autumn’s arrival. From an accessible path close to the city to a rugged trek, these three trails will offer spectacular views of fall foliage and protected lands. read more

The Upstate Update: September 2022 - September 25th, 2022

In this month's Upstate Update, find three great ways to connect with UF next month and catch up on our team's latest work. read more

UF and partners seek to buy Saluda Grade for rail trail - July 20th, 2022

A coalition of nonprofits including Upstate Forever are working to purchase the inactive Saluda Grade railroad corridor for a new approximately 31-mile rail trail. read more

The Upstate Update: July 2022 - July 19th, 2022

In this month's Upstate Update, we share how you can get your hands on a limited edition UF t-shirt, details on a land management project underway in Oconee County, ways you can get involved with growth in Greenville, plus details on several upcoming events. read more

The Water Log: Upstate Adventures - July 12th, 2022

There are few finer ways to enjoy the Upstate during these hot summer months than exploring and relaxing in the area’s many diverse water recreation areas. Find several of our team's favorite spots in this month's edition of The Water Log, our monthly email newsletter dedicated to Clean Water. read more

By Erika Hollis

Upstate SC Farmers Markets - June 20th, 2022

Eat local this summer! We've compiled a list of the farmers markets in each of Upstate SC's 10 counties so you can eat fresh, locally grown food and support local agriculture all season long. read more

2022 ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon - June 14th, 2022

After forgoing our in-person celebration in 2021, it was a joy to gather again to celebrate the Upstate's leaders in conservation and sustainable growth! read more

Mable Owens Clarke to receive the Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award at ForeverGreen 2022 - June 9th, 2022

For her tireless and quiet dedication to secure the preservation of the historic Soapstone Church in Pickens County, Mable Owens Clarke will receive the Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award at Upstate Forever's ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon on Monday, June 13. read more

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