A quick note on Giving Tuesday - November 29th, 2022

Your gift today will help Upstate Forever staff carry the momentum of this year's successes into 2023 — our 25th year! read more

By Aldon Knight

The Upstate Update: November 2022 - November 20th, 2022

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate some of this year's successes to date, give you a look at UF in the news, and more. read more

Read the latest issue of the "Upstate Advocate" - November 7th, 2022

We are proud to share with you the latest issue of our twice-yearly print publication, the "Upstate Advocate." In this issue, we explore the balance between conservation and economic development and share the latest news from Upstate Forever staff. read more

By Andrea Cooper

Recently Protected: Tyger River Confluence at Nesbitt Shoals - November 6th, 2022

Our Land Conservation team recently worked with The Tyger River Foundation to place the 201-acre Tyger River Confluence at Nesbitt Shoals property under conservation easement with support from the South Carolina Conservation Bank and SC DHEC. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2022 - October 23rd, 2022

In this month's Upstate Update, read about the recently protected Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens County, find 3 great spots for fall foliage viewing, catch up on recent events, and more. read more

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Op-Ed: In South Carolina, we are all connected by a web of water - October 23rd, 2022

Land Conservation Specialist Richard Carr shares how we all have a part to play in protecting one of South Carolina's most precious natural resources. read more

By Richard Carr

Three great treks for fall foliage viewing - October 21st, 2022

As the Upstate’s lush landscape becomes awash in the reds, oranges, and yellows of fall, you’ll likely find yourself itching to head out and take in the sights of autumn’s arrival. From an accessible path close to the city to a rugged trek, these three trails will offer spectacular views of fall foliage and protected lands. read more

Historic Soapstone Church and grounds permanently protected - October 20th, 2022

Established by formerly enslaved people following the Civil War, the six-acre property home to the historic Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens County has been permanently protected through a conservation easement. read more

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