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The 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon is coming up on Tuesday, February 19th. Get your tickets today to the biggest green event in the Upstate!

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Land Conservation

Doug Harper to receive the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion award - January 18th, 2019

Doug Harper is being honored with the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Doug for his central role in the permanent reauthorization of the SC Conservation Bank. read more

Nikki Grumbine to receive Clean Water Champion award - January 17th, 2019

Nikki Grumbine is being honored with the Clean Water Champion award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Nikki for her leadership with the Friends of the Reedy River Board. read more

Retired SC Parks Director Phil Gaines to receive Public Servant of the Year award - January 15th, 2019

Phil Gaines is being honored with the Public Servant of the Year award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Phil for his 37 years of service to the SC State Parks Service. read more

Dennis Chastain to receive Extraordinary Achievement Award - January 14th, 2019

Dennis Chastain is being honored with the Extraordinary Achievement Award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Dennis for his 40+ years of work as a writer, historian, botanist, guide, and conservation advocate. read more

Ecosystems Services: Why Conservation Boosts the Bottom Line - November 26th, 2018

Economists, researchers, and communities are taking a more sophisticated look at the economic value of natural areas, open space, and local water resources. read more

The trail that almost wasn't - October 26th, 2018

How Upstate Forever, Greenville County, GHS, and other partners fought tooth and nail to bring the game-changing GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail to life. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Greenville owes much to the Reedy River Master Plan - October 24th, 2018

The Reedy River Master Plan — which provided the framework for the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, Falls Park, Lake Conestee Nature Park, Unity Park, and more — is a prime example of how community planning can work. read more

By Barry Nocks, Professor Emeritus, Clemson

A Temporary Fix for Net Metering - September 22nd, 2018

On September 19, 2018, the Public Service Commission unanimously approved an extension of the net metering program through March 15, 2019. This will be a very temporary band-aid that hopefully will save some of the Upstate solar jobs that were created by a robust residential rooftop solar industry. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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