Hiring: Land Policy Manager

We are seeking a Land Policy Manager to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. If you would like to advance Upstate Forever's strategic goals related to land policy including protecting urban tree canopy and green spaces, expanding housing & mobility choices, building healthy, inclusive communities in rapidly urbanizing areas, protecting riparian buffers, productive farmlands and forests, and critical habitats in rural areas, learn more and apply today.

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Tyger River Foundation to receive the Clean Water Champion Award at ForeverGreen 2022

June 7th, 2022

For their ongoing work to protect and provide access to water in Spartanburg County, the Tyger River Foundation will receive the Clean Water Champion Award at Upstate Forever's ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon on Monday, June 13.

The Tyger River Foundation was founded in 2007 to protect, promote and restore the Tyger River Basin for public use and enjoyment. 

Since its inception, Tyger River Foundation has acquired and begun restoring Anderson Mill (a 200-year-old grist mill registered as the oldest standing mill in South Carolina and the birthplace of Spartanburg County government), organized river sweeps and clean-up projects, and opened Spartanburg County's first public park and river access point on the Tyger River, Nesbitt Shoals Nature Park. Other projects and acquisitions include Tygerberry Landing, Beech Springs Landing, and Cooley Family Landing

Nesbitt Shoals Nature Park

Tyger River Foundation has also partnered with Wofford College and Upstate Forever to conserve the Upper Shoals Preserve at Glendale, a property adjacent to the Goodall Center for Environmental Learning

You can find more information and upcoming volunteer opportunities at tygerriver.org

The Clean Water Champion Award recognizes a business, organization, governmental entity, or individual who has made a significant contribution to water quality improvement or water resources management in the Upstate.


Tickets are now available for ForeverGreen, Upstate Forever's annual awards luncheon celebrating individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to conservation and sustainable growth in Upstate SC.

The 2022 luncheon will include a celebration of this year's awardees, below, in addition to a special recognition of the 2021 award recipientsPAWS Animal Wildlife Sanctuary will also offer a meet and greet with several rescued birds of prey preceding the luncheon. A recording of the event will be available afterward for those unable to attend in-person.

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