Join Our Earth Month Virtual Cleanup Challenge

Grab your gloves and a garbage bag and join us for a virtual community cleanup in celebration of Earth Month! Just head out and clean up, snap and share a photo, and win great prizes. Visit our blog for more details.

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Land Conservation

Celebrate Earth Month with our Virtual Community Cleanup Challenge! - March 31st, 2021

Just grab a bag and gloves and collect garbage in your local park, on the trail, or wherever you’re getting outside this month. Snap and share a photo and you’ll be entered to win some great prizes. read more

Greenville County Council considers repealing Article 3.1. But what should take its place? - March 30th, 2021

Article 3.1, a local land development regulation, has been controversial since it was adopted by Greenville County County several years ago. Recently, Council discussed the potential of repealing it. Fortunately, however, they have opted to amend it instead. Here is what we would like to see in new development regulations that would slow sprawl, protect farms and natural resources, and ensure development happens where our region's roads and infrastructure can support it. read more

Waterfalls and Wildflowers: 5 great Upstate hikes to take in the sights and sounds of spring - March 23rd, 2021

It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and explore our region’s natural splendor. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a list of some of the Upstate’s less traveled trails where you can take in some of spring’s best sights and sounds. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: March 8-12 - March 15th, 2021

We are halfway through the Spring 2021 Legislative Session! Read on for the latest updates on several bills we are tracking, as well as a deep dive on the Solar HOA Bill. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Watch the recording of "Erasing the Redline" - February 26th, 2021

Find a recording of this week's virtual panel discussion with local leaders and find resources and ways you can get involved with environmental justice issues in Upstate SC. read more

The reality of Black land loss - February 20th, 2021

By the early 1900s, African Americans had acquired millions of acres of land across the United States. A century later, 90% of that land had been lost. read more

By Megan Burton

The Upstate Update: February 2021 - February 18th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, meet the 2021 ForeverGreen Award Honorees, read our 2020 donor impact report, and more. read more

Your support made the difference in 2020 - February 17th, 2021

Our mission to protect the Upstate’s critical land and water resources has never been more relevant or urgent, but we could not do any of this crucial work without your support. Read to see the impact your support made in 2020. read more

By Andrea Cooper

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