Land Planning & Policy

Action Alert: Urge Greenville Co. Council to vote YES on riparian buffer requirements - November 2nd, 2023

There's still time to help ensure Greenville County Council votes to support 50' riparian buffers for new development on all Waters of the State county-wide. read more

How developed land impacts urban waters - October 27th, 2023

Clean Water Specialist Rebecca Wade explains how stormwater from development and human activity can cause problems for urban waters — and ways you can help protect local waterways. read more

By Rebecca Wade

The Upstate Update: October 2023 - October 27th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, check out how we've been celebrating Halloween with our monthlong series: Creepy Conservation, and see what we've been up to at local Land Trust Day events, our Annual Meeting, and upcoming events you can be a part of. read more

Healing urban ecosystems — the natural way - October 26th, 2023

Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen explores ways that many communities are successfully addressing negative development impacts through effective, low-cost nature-based solutions. read more

By Allie Martinsen

Next-Door Nature: Explore the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate - October 25th, 2023

The newest edition of our biannual print publication explores the ecosystems persisting within the urbanized landscape — our backyards, neighborhood greenspaces, and downtown parks — in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our team. read more

By Andrea Cooper

Action Alert: Support stronger riparian buffer requirements - October 11th, 2023

Greenville County Council is currently considering strengthening riparian buffer requirements for new development county-wide to better protect water quality. We need your help urging Council to support a 50' riparian buffer requirement as impaired water bodies have become an increasingly urgent issue. read more

The Upstate Update: September 2023 - September 24th, 2023

September's Upstate Update features some great fall foliage hikes in our area - don't miss your chance to see the leaves change! Plus learn more about the Tyger River Recreation Region, the zoning ordinance passed in Woodruff, upcoming Saluda Grade public meetings, and more! read more

Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2023 Presentations and Resources - September 21st, 2023

Speaker presentations, resources, and other information for the 2023 Citizen Planning Academy participants. read more

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