Land Conservation

Phil Gaines: 'I have failed at retirement miserably' - April 18th, 2019

An interview with South Carolina’s long-serving State Parks Director and recipient of the Public Servant of the Year Award at the 2019 ForeverGreen Awards read more

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 14 - April 14th, 2019

We have nine days to get The Solar Bill past its final hurdle, plus other bills we are watching and more news in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Crossroads Campaign Update: We Are Close, But We Still Need Your Help - April 1st, 2019

As we celebrate the start of Earth Month, we are delighted to share that we are just $88,000 short of our Crossroads Campaign goal! Help us reach our goal by April 30 and receive a limited edition Be the Upstate tee created in collaboration with Dapper Ink. read more

By Aldon Knight

Every last acre on earth - February 18th, 2019

For those of us who cherish the charming rural landscape, and the woods and wild places, our world has once again shrunk before our very eyes. Are we just going to develop every last acre on earth? read more

By Dennis Chastain

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

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