Mable Owens Clarke is preserving Black history in Pickens County - February 18th, 2022

The sixth-generation steward and matriarch of Soapstone Baptist Church, Mable Owens Clarke has spent decades protecting and preserving the history, beauty, and legacy of the historic church, schoolhouse, cemetery, and grounds. read more

Free smart growth advocacy training workshop — register today! - February 18th, 2022

Join Upstate Forever staff and advocacy specialists from Pecan PR for a free workshop to help you advocate for smart growth policies in the City of Greenville. Save the date for Friday, April 8 and register today! read more

By Sherry Barrett

Six Greenville County Council Members block streamlined zoning effort - February 17th, 2022

Greenville County Council had the opportunity at Tuesday night’s meeting to answer citizens' wishes for a streamlined zoning process. In a disappointing split vote, the measure failed, leaving in place a process that is convoluted and arduous. read more

Executive Director Andrea Cooper on growth, greenspace, transportation and more - February 16th, 2022

Read an excerpt of a recent roundtable Q&A from Greenville Business Magazine featuring UF's Executive Director and other Upstate leaders involved in the Ten at the Top coalition. read more

Meet the Team: Land Conservation Manager Caitlyn Gendusa - February 15th, 2022

It's time to meet the team! Each month, we introduce you to a member of the Upstate Forever staff through a few rapid fire questions. This month, get to know Land Conservation Manager Caitlyn Gendusa. read more

Legislative Updates 2022: February 7 - 11 - February 14th, 2022

As we enter Week 6 of the Legislative Session, we continue to see progress on many conservation priorities, which is honestly the best kind of valentine. read more

By Megan Chase

How to contact your legislators - February 7th, 2022

Directly engaging with your elected officials at the SC Statehouse is the most effective way to ensure your concerns on conservation, energy, and other issues in your area are heard. Here are some best practices for contacting your legislators. read more

By Michael Coleman

Legislative Updates 2022: January 31 - February 4 - February 7th, 2022

Remember last week when we discussed the upcoming legislation that could bolster land protection efforts? We have another bill to add to the list that would create substantial revenue streams for land conservation. read more

By Megan Chase

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