Hear from TreesUpstate regarding the City of Greenville’s tree ordinance update - September 29th, 2020

We recently asked Joelle Teachey, Executive Director of TreesUpstate, to weigh in on the City of Greenville’s current effort to update their tree ordinance. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: September 15-24 - September 27th, 2020

After halting the regular 2020 Legislative Session in mid-March, the South Carolina General Assembly returned earlier this month for a special two-week session. Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins offers a recap of what was accomplished, what bills we supported passed, and which two bills we opposed that were halted. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Choose your own adventure: Upstate paddle trips for all skill and thrill levels - September 25th, 2020

GIS Coordinator Katie Hottel shares four favorite paddle trips in the Upstate in celebration of World Rivers Day. read more

By Katie Hottel

The Upstate Update: September 2020 - September 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some huge solar energy news for SC, a petition you can sign to help protect Greenville County's rural communities, the latest on the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates, and more. read more

City of Spartanburg comprehensive plan updates - September 18th, 2020

Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett shares the latest news of the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates and how you can participate in shaping the future of one of our region's fastest-growing cities. read more

By Sherry Barrett

We support the County's proposed amendments to the LDR - September 2nd, 2020

The ordinance represents a proactive, fiscally responsible strategy to manage future growth in Greenville County. It also represents an opportunity to take an important step towards implementing the widely supported comprehensive plan vision. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Our GVL2040 advocacy priorities - August 24th, 2020

The City of Greenville's comprehensive planning process — known as GVL2040 — is moving forward this fall. With a draft plan anticipated to be released to the public soon, UF's Land Planning and Policy team has developed advocacy priorities for the city's new comp plan. read more

The Upstate Update: August 2020 - August 24th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares how COVID-19 has brought the need for land protection to the forefront, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares flooding and stormwater tools, and we share our GVL2040 (the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan) advocacy priorities. read more

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