Connecting People to Nature

Legislative Updates 2022: February 14-18 - February 21st, 2022

Believe it or not, we're through a third of the 2022 Legislative Session and it has been packed with positive steps for land conservation and healthy communities. Read this week's Legislative Update from State Policy Director Megan Chase for the rundown on the latest news from the Statehouse. read more

By Megan Chase

Executive Director Andrea Cooper on growth, greenspace, transportation and more - February 16th, 2022

Read an excerpt of a recent roundtable Q&A from Greenville Business Magazine featuring UF's Executive Director and other Upstate leaders involved in the Ten at the Top coalition. read more

These are our 2022 advocacy priorities - February 4th, 2022

Read more about the issues we're advocating for in 2022 and the reasons we've chosen to prioritize them. read more

Nearly 3,600 acres protected by Upstate Forever in 2021 - February 3rd, 2022

The numbers have been tallied: In 2021, our nationally accredited land trust permanently protected nearly 3,598 acres across the Upstate through conservation easements. What's more, additional projects where Upstate Forever was integral to the effort’s success comprise nearly 900 additional acres. read more

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

In this month's Upstate Update, see how our team enjoyed this month's snowy days, get info about upcoming events, find out what position we are hiring for, and more. read more

Progress Toward Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Goals - January 20th, 2022

A status update regarding Upstate Forever's goals for diversity, equity and inclusion set forth in 2020. read more

2021 In Review - December 21st, 2021

As we enter the final days of 2021, we're pausing to reflect on the conservation successes this year has brought for Upstate Forever, our partners, and all who are proud to call Upstate South Carolina home. read more

(Postponed) Save the date for ForeverGreen 2022 - December 14th, 2021

Update: This event has been postponed due to the current surge of Covid-19 cases in our community. | Mark your calendar for ForeverGreen, Upstate Forever’s annual awards luncheon that celebrates individuals and organizations for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth, on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. read more

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