Wofford researchers analyze equitable access to greenspace in Spartanburg - October 14th, 2021

Wofford College professors, student fellows, and community context experts recently set out to evaluate the quality of and access to greenspaces within various Spartanburg communities, with a particular focus on the prevalence of high quality parks in areas with higher concentrations of Hispanic and BIPOC residents. read more

Share your feedback on the City of Spartanburg's comp plan - October 6th, 2021

Plan Spartanburg, the City of Spartanburg's draft comprehensive plan, is now available for public review. There are several opportunities for those who live, work, or play in Spartanburg to learn more and weigh in on the draft comp plan. read more

What we would like to see in Greenville's Development Code - October 4th, 2021

Upstate Forever will be advocating for several key policy changes as the City of Greenville updates zoning and land development regulations to align with the GVL2040 comprehensive plan. read more

Greenville News Op-Ed: Piedmont Natural Gas is 'hiding the ball' on proposed new pipeline - October 3rd, 2021

Upstate Forever opposes the natural gas pipeline proposed again by Piedmont Natural Gas that would run from Taylors to Travelers Rest in Northern Greenville County. Read the opinion-editorial we submitted to The Greenville News alongside our partners Frank Holleman of the Southern Environmental Law Center and Julie Turner of Friends of Northern Greenville County. read more

The Water Log: What does your septic system have to do with water quality? - September 29th, 2021

Healthy and property functioning septic systems are critical to protecting local water quality. read more

By Erika Hollis

More than 1,000 acres protected this summer - September 27th, 2021

Join us in celebrating this huge conservation success for Upstate SC! read more

300 acres permanently protected in northern Greenville County - September 21st, 2021

We're pleased to announce the protection of 300 acres in northern Greenville County through a conservation easement in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. read more

Where have all the grand old trees gone? - September 21st, 2021

Land Conservation Specialist Richard Carr reflects on the majestic mature trees spotted on his daily runs in Spartanburg County. read more

By Richard Carr

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