How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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Conversations with Conservationists

March 24th, 2020

The South Carolina Conservation Coalition has been hard at work developing some social distancing-friendly opportunities for you to learn more about the issues we work on in South Carolina.

Conversations with Conservationists is a weekly webinar series featuring speakers from our Coalition of more 40 conservation organizations from across the state. Webinars will be brief and informative, allowing time for questions. They will also be recorded and available for viewing at your convenience if you are unable to attend the live event. 

The series kicks off this Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 pm with What's Up with Offshore Drilling? Speakers will include Peg Howell with the grassroots group SODA SC (Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic), Amy Armstrong with the SC Environmental Law Project, and Alan Hancock with the Coastal Conservation League. Find more details and please register here.

The full roster of Conversations with Conservationists includes:

  • March 26 (2:30 pm) – What's Up With Offshore Drilling? – Register here
  • March 31 (12 pm) – Santee Cooper & Clean Energy
  • April 9 (4 pm) – Implementation of the Energy Freedom Act
  • April 14 (Time TBD) – Protecting the Landscapes We Love
  • April 22 (Time TBD) – Advocacy 101
  • April 28 (Time TBD) – SC State Water Plan Update, featuring Megan Chase, Upstate Forever's Clean Water Advocate
  • May 7 (Time TBD) – Commercial Composting and Waste Reduction, featuring Shelley Robbins, Upstate Forever's Director of Energy & State Policy 

We hope you'll join us and learn more about the issues South Carolina's conservation community is engaged in! Please stay tuned as we provide updates on these events and share registration links. 

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