Volunteers Needed!

Join Upstate Forever and TreesUpstate for a socially distanced morning removing invasive plant species and taking care of trees at Greenville's Conestee Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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Two chances to explore the City of Greenville's proposed Comp Plan - November 10th, 2020

Join us for two virtual events on November 16th at 5:30 pm or November 18th at noon to learn more about GVL 2040, the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan that will shape the next 20 years of growth in Greenville. read more

Greenville needs a Unified Development Ordinance that lines up with the Comp Plan - November 1st, 2020

Hundreds of residents actively engaged in the process of developing the county’s future plan for growth. Now it is time to put that plan to action.   read more

By Lisa Hallo

Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2020 Presentations and Information - October 28th, 2020

Speaker presentations, materials, and other information from this fall's Citizens Planning Academy series. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Plan Spartanburg – Planning for equity - October 25th, 2020

In a guest column for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett writes about the importance of Project Spartanburg's equity-focused comprehensive plan. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Inspired: Stained Glass Artist Sherrill Hill - October 21st, 2020

In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, stained glass artist Sherrill Hill shares how the soul and setting of the Upstate inspire her work. read more

Inspired: Watercolor Painter Dwight Rose - October 20th, 2020

Watercolor painter Dwight Rose has visited and lived around the world, but found unique inspiration in Upstate South Carolina. In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, Dwight shares the impact the region's natural resources have had on his art work. read more

Inspired: Sculptor Yuri Tsuzuki - October 20th, 2020

Sculptor Yuri Tsuzuki's body of work is heavily influenced by her Japanese heritage and world travels, reflecting traditional artforms, global experiences, and sanctitude she finds in nature. In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, Yuri reflects on how these influences have inspired her art and why she is grateful to call Upstate SC home. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2020 - October 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share several recent land conservation successes, a preview of the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, and two important ways Upstate residents can support Greenville County's future this week. read more

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