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Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.
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.
Norman Pulliam was appointed to the SC DNR Board of Directors by Governor Mark Sanford in 2006. He was appointed chair by Governor Henry McMaster in 2017. During his tenure as chair, Mr. Pulliam has overseen and in some cases directly shepherded several critical conservation projects in the Upstate, including:
As DNR chair, Norm holds an ex officio position on the SC Conservation Bank Board and also worked extensively on the successful reauthorization of the bank, culminating in it being made a permanent agency in 2018. Norm and his wife Jo also graciously agreed to host a gathering at their home on behalf of Upstate Forever prior to the launch of the Crossroads Campaign, further solidifying UF's presence in Spartanburg and enhancing our organizational ability to continue protecting critical lands in the Upstate.
Named after visionary conservationist Tommy Wyche, this award recognizes a business, organization or individual who has made a significant contribution to the protection of farmlands, forest lands, natural areas and other special places in the Upstate.
Tickets are on sale now for the luncheon, which will take place Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard in Greenville. You can read about the other award recipients at our blog. For more information about this event, please contact Murray Dorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.