ForeverGreen Luncheon

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

Save the date for the 2020 luncheon, which will take place Monday, Feb. 24 at Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard.

Tom Kester to receive the Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award - January 23rd, 2020

Tom Kester is being honored with the Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award at Upstate Forever's 2020 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. This award recognizes Tom for his faithful ongoing support of Upstate Forever and other local conservation efforts. read more

Norman Pulliam to receive the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion Award - January 23rd, 2020

Norman Pulliam is being honored with the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion award at Upstate Forever's 2020 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. This award recognizes Mr. Pulliam for his visionary leadership as SC Department of Natural Resources board chair. read more

Representative Bill Sandifer to receive the Public Servant of the Year Award - January 23rd, 2020

Representative Bill Sandifer is being honored with the Public Servant of the Year award at Upstate Forever's 2020 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. This award recognizes Rep. Sandifer for his game-changing role in passing the Energy Freedom Act. read more

The Upstate Update: January 2020 - January 22nd, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on 2019's successes, share Upstate Forever's 2020 advocacy priorities, invite you to join us for the ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon, and provide updates on Greenville and Spartanburg's comprehensive planning processes. read more

Phil Gaines: 'I have failed at retirement miserably' - April 18th, 2019

An interview with South Carolina’s long-serving State Parks Director and recipient of the Public Servant of the Year Award at the 2019 ForeverGreen Awards read more

Thank You to Our 2019 ForeverGreen Luncheon Sponsors - February 20th, 2019

Upstate Forever’s annual ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon was bigger and better than ever this year, thanks in large part to our generous sponsors. read more

By Aldon Knight

Every last acre on earth - February 18th, 2019

For those of us who cherish the charming rural landscape, and the woods and wild places, our world has once again shrunk before our very eyes. Are we just going to develop every last acre on earth? read more

By Dennis Chastain

The Upstate Update: January 2019 - January 20th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, get the details on this year's ForeverGreen Luncheon and award recipients, read about recent conservation successes, ways you can create a lasting legacy, and more. read more

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