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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Legislative Updates 2020: Week 8 - March 8th, 2020

Join us for the annual South Carolina Conservation Coalition Lobby Day and (free) oyster roast in Columbia on March 24! read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 7 - March 1st, 2020

What the Santee Cooper decisions could mean for us in the Upstate, the status of the Black Market Wildlife Trading Bill, and updates on other bills we are following in the SC Statehouse. read more

By Shelley Robbins

After the Flood: Changing views on floodwater policy at the local and statewide level - February 27th, 2020

Recent flooding around the Upstate has sparked a conversation about how land use and rapid growth have led to increased runoff from storm events. What Upstate Communities do now to control flooding will have lasting effects statewide. read more

By Megan Chase

The need for increased conservation funding - February 25th, 2020

Andrea Cooper, Executive Director of Upstate Forever, made closing remarks at the 2020 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon detailing the importance of increased funding for conservation, including plans for a new Upstate conservation initiative. read more

By Andrea Cooper

Why should I care about conservation? - February 25th, 2020

At the 2020 ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon, Raleigh West, Executive Director of the South Carolina Conservation Bank, explained why everyone is a conservationist — they just might not realize it yet. read more

By Raleigh West

Thank you to our 2020 ForeverGreen Luncheon sponsors - February 24th, 2020

The 2020 ForeverGreen Luncheon was our biggest yet, thanks in part to the support of our generous sponsors!  read more

By Aldon Knight

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 6 - February 23rd, 2020

Bills have been filed that would require DHEC to set maximum contaminant levels for PFAs, plus the latest on the Santee Cooper hearings and other bills we are following. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Two Clean Water Act rollbacks: One murky mess for South Carolina waterways - February 20th, 2020

The EPA’s recent attacks on the Clean Water Act have made national headlines, leaving many of us wondering how this impacts our local waterways and drinking water sources. The short of it: Our water resources are left vulnerable by these rollbacks. read more

By Megan Chase

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