Volunteers Needed!

Join Upstate Forever and TreesUpstate for a socially distanced morning removing invasive plant species and taking care of trees at Greenville's Conestee Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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How development impacts water quality - April 23rd, 2020

As our region grows, it’s more important than ever to protect water quality in the Upstate. read more

By Erika Hollis

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - April 22nd, 2020

While we can’t join together to celebrate this momentous anniversary and day of action, we can celebrate together, apart. We've compiled some ways you can join us to recognize Earth Day 2020. read more

COVID Weekly Update: Earth Day Edition (April 22, 2020) - April 22nd, 2020

In this week's update, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! read more

Legislative Updates 2020: April 13-17 - April 19th, 2020

The governor weighs in on the legislature's failure to reach a consensus on the two resolutions that are needed to keep the state functioning. Plus, the latest on the Conversations with Conservationists webinar series from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. read more

By Shelley Robbins

New State Water Plan focuses on regional water needs - April 17th, 2020

To ensure that an adequate and reliable supply of water will be available for our homes, businesses, farms, and ecosystems for the next 50 years, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is updating our State Water Plan. Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares why you should care and how you can help ensure the Upstate has plenty of water as the region grows. read more

By Megan Chase

COVID Weekly Update: April 17, 2020 - April 17th, 2020

In this week's update, we'll take you along on a virtual stewardship site visit, share a fun and family-friendly outdoor activity, and more. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: April 6-10 - April 12th, 2020

The SC House and Senate reconvened for one day this week to pass a Continuing Resolution and Sine Die Resolution, but were derailed by disagreements over the fate of state-owned utility Santee Cooper. Find more details, plus information about the upcoming Conversations with Conservationists webinars, in this week's Legislative Update. read more

By Shelley Robbins

COVID Weekly Update: April 10, 2020 - April 10th, 2020

Earth Month has arrived! While this year's celebration certainly feels different than any other, we're offering some ways we can honor Earth Month together — virtually — in this week's update. read more

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