ForeverGreen Luncheon

Upstate Forever’s ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon celebrates individuals and organizations for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 luncheon, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard.

Dick Carr to receive the inaugural Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award - January 19th, 2019

Dick Carr is being honored with the Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Mr. Carr for his tireless dedication to UF for more than a decade. read more

Doug Harper to receive the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion award - January 18th, 2019

Doug Harper is being honored with the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Doug for his central role in the permanent reauthorization of the SC Conservation Bank. read more

Nikki Grumbine to receive Clean Water Champion award - January 17th, 2019

Nikki Grumbine is being honored with the Clean Water Champion award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Nikki for her leadership with the Friends of the Reedy River Board. read more

Spartanburg's Northside Initiative to receive Land Planning & Policy Champion award - January 16th, 2019

The Northside Initiative is the Land Planning & Policy Champion at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes the Initiative’s participants for their collaborative efforts to transform and revitalize Spartanburg’s Northside community. read more

Retired SC Parks Director Phil Gaines to receive Public Servant of the Year award - January 15th, 2019

Phil Gaines is being honored with the Public Servant of the Year award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Phil for his 37 years of service to the SC State Parks Service. read more

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

Thank you to our 2018 ForeverGreen Luncheon Sponsors - March 5th, 2018

Upstate Forever’s ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon was extra special this year, thanks in big part to our generous sponsors. read more

By Aldon Knight

A Message from Our Executive Director - February 28th, 2018

Andrea Cooper, Executive Director of Upstate Forever, made closing remarks at the 2018 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon calling for increased support for Upstate Forever's work in the face of mounting sprawl. read more

By Andrea Cooper

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