ForeverGreen tickets now on sale

February 13th, 2023

Tickets are now on sale for our ForeverGreen Luncheon and 25th anniversary celebration!

Monday, April 24
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Embassy Suites

670 Verdae Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29607

E´╗┐arly bird tickets are now available at the rate of $45 each through Friday, March 24. After that, tickets will be $60 each and will be on sale until the luncheon begins. 

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Upstate Forever’s ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon celebrates individuals and organizations for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth. This year’s award recipients are:

Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion Award

R. Glenn Hilliard, for his tireless advocacy for trails, green spaces, and natural places in the Upstate, for his determined quest for excellence in conservation outcomes, and for his leadership in the Saluda Grade initiative.

Clean Water Champion Award

Ben Duncan, South Carolina Chief Resilience Officer, for his determined advocacy at the state level for enhanced water quality and smart approaches to resource protection.

Public Servant of the Year Award

The Honorable Chandra E. Dillard, for her consistent voice in support of important land and water protection issues in the Upstate and statewide, and for her leadership as a voice for conservation statewide.

Brad Wyche Extraordinary Achievement Award

Dr. Joab M. Lesesne, for a lifetime of dedicated service to the natural world; for his conservation efforts in the Upstate and beyond; for his dedicated service to Upstate Forever as an advocate, board member and board chair; and for his leadership throughout the state as a voice for common-sense approaches to land and water conservation.

In addition to honoring the contributions of the individuals above, this year's event will include a special celebration of Upstate Forever's 25 years of work protecting our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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If you, your business, or organization are interested in sponsoring this year's luncheon and celebration, please contact Murray Benson at or 843-685-5852.

Upstate Forever will continue to monitor local Covid-19 data and may adjust plans for the event as necessary. We will encourage guests to follow CDC guidelines to protect themselves and others.

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