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Upstate Forever is growing and looking to fill several integral roles on our team: Assistant Director of Development, Clean Water Project Associate, and Communications Coordinator.

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Legislative Updates 2019: Week 1 - January 13th, 2019

Upstate Forever and the conservation community hit the ground running as the SC Legislature opened the 2019-2020 Session this week. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Ecosystems Services: Why Conservation Boosts the Bottom Line - November 26th, 2018

Economists, researchers, and communities are taking a more sophisticated look at the economic value of natural areas, open space, and local water resources. read more

The trail that almost wasn't - October 26th, 2018

How Upstate Forever, Greenville County, GHS, and other partners fought tooth and nail to bring the game-changing GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail to life. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Does the new tax code impact your giving? - October 25th, 2018

Cary H. Hall of the Wyche Law Firm explains what the new tax code means for nonprofits and their donors. read more

By Cary Hall, Wyche Law Firm

Greenville owes much to the Reedy River Master Plan - October 24th, 2018

The Reedy River Master Plan — which provided the framework for the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, Falls Park, Lake Conestee Nature Park, Unity Park, and more — is a prime example of how community planning can work. read more

By Barry Nocks, Professor Emeritus, Clemson

The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail: More Than Just Recreation - October 16th, 2018

How the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail is expanding transit options for the Greenville community read more

By Ty Houck, Greenville County

A Temporary Fix for Net Metering - September 22nd, 2018

On September 19, 2018, the Public Service Commission unanimously approved an extension of the net metering program through March 15, 2019. This will be a very temporary band-aid that hopefully will save some of the Upstate solar jobs that were created by a robust residential rooftop solar industry. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Local bats need your help - September 22nd, 2018

This summer, SC DNR launched the SC Bat Watch project to encourage the public’s help in gathering information about state bat populations. SC Bat Watch is a citizen science project to monitor bat roost sites and provide bat count data to SCDNR biologists. read more

By Pam Barber

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