The Upstate Update: October 2021 - October 24th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, celebrate this summer's conservation successes, read why we oppose the natural gas pipeline proposed for Northern Greenville County, RSVP for webinars with UF staff, and more. read more

We oppose PNG's proposed natural gas pipeline in Northern Greenville County - October 22nd, 2021

The pipeline would have negative impacts on water quality, property rights, and endangered species — and we haven't received any figures or studies to verify the need for the pipeline at all. read more

Greenville County Council should support Ag Zoning District to protect local farms - October 21st, 2021

Greenville County residents, contact Council today urge them to adopt an Agricultural Preservation Zoning District to provide local farmers with a much-needed voluntary tool to help protect their way of life and preserve the important farmlands on which we all depend. read more

Wofford researchers analyze equitable access to greenspace in Spartanburg - October 14th, 2021

Wofford College professors, student fellows, and community context experts recently set out to evaluate the quality of and access to greenspaces within various Spartanburg communities, with a particular focus on the prevalence of high quality parks in areas with higher concentrations of Hispanic and BIPOC residents. read more

Share your feedback on the City of Spartanburg's comp plan - October 6th, 2021

Plan Spartanburg, the City of Spartanburg's draft comprehensive plan, is now available for public review. There are several opportunities for those who live, work, or play in Spartanburg to learn more and weigh in on the draft comp plan. read more

What we would like to see in Greenville's Development Code - October 4th, 2021

Upstate Forever will be advocating for several key policy changes as the City of Greenville updates zoning and land development regulations to align with the GVL2040 comprehensive plan. read more

Greenville News Op-Ed: Piedmont Natural Gas is 'hiding the ball' on proposed new pipeline - October 3rd, 2021

Upstate Forever opposes the natural gas pipeline proposed again by Piedmont Natural Gas that would run from Taylors to Travelers Rest in Northern Greenville County. Read the opinion-editorial we submitted to The Greenville News alongside our partners Frank Holleman of the Southern Environmental Law Center and Julie Turner of Friends of Northern Greenville County. read more

The Water Log: What does your septic system have to do with water quality? - September 29th, 2021

Healthy and property functioning septic systems are critical to protecting local water quality. read more

By Erika Hollis

Error Message