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Upstate Forever is seeking a Land Policy Grassroots Specialist to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. Applications for this role must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2023.

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Legislative Updates: February 6-10 - February 14th, 2023

On this Valentine's Day, we have much to report. Although we expected a slow week for conservation, we were surprised to see several new bills introduced, including one that would create a new State Trails Trust Fund. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

ForeverGreen tickets now on sale - February 13th, 2023

Early bird tickets are now available for our ForeverGreen Luncheon and 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 24! read more

Legislative Updates: January 31 - February 3 - February 7th, 2023

In this week's news from the Statehouse, find out about several bills that made progress on the House floor, and learn about the Conservation Enhancement Act that calls for a doubling of protected lands by 2050. Megan Chase-Muller covers these bold goals and discusses the challenges posed by Heirs' Property. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: January 23 - 27 - January 31st, 2023

Our priorities are gaining momentum in January, and lawmakers are listening to the Conservation Community. The SC Conservation Coalition Senate Briefing was enormously successful. Learn about this, new bills and actions, and more on the budget deep dive in this week's Legislative Update. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Save the date for our 2023 awards luncheon and 25th anniversary celebration - January 30th, 2023

Mark your calendar for a special celebration on Monday, April 24 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Embassy Suites off Verdae Boulevard in Greenville. read more

The Upstate Update: January 2023 - January 25th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on 2022's conservation successes, celebrate grants awarded for water quality work in Anderson County, and more. read more

Legislative Updates: January 16 - 20 - January 24th, 2023

This week saw a deep dive into the State Budget and a new bill has already passed. Read this week's update to learn more about these developments and to sign up for Conversations with Conservationists on Wednesday, January 25th. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Meet the Team: Clean Water & GIS Manager Katie Hottel - January 24th, 2023

Each month, we introduce you to a member of the Upstate Forever staff through a few rapid-fire questions. This month, get to know Clean Water & GIS Manager Katie Hottel. read more

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