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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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

Woodruff Road: What Worked? What Didn't? - August 28th, 2018

To many, Woodruff Road has become the poster child for traffic congestion in the Upstate – and how not to grow and evolve. Read how this notoriously clogged thoroughfare came to be in this in-depth case study from the Shaping Our Future Growth Alternatives Analysis. read more

Where Did Net Metering Go? - August 18th, 2018

The rules for residential solar for Duke customers in the Upstate changed dramatically on August 1. Here's how and why - and what's next. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Wrap Up - July 12th, 2018

What happened with Energy? The Conservation Bank? read more

By Shelley Robbins

What can Greenville learn from Charlotte? - June 21st, 2018

Meg Fencil of Sustain CLT discusses how Greenville can learn from Charlotte's successes and mistakes when it comes to traffic, transit, and land use policies. read more

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 7 - May 28th, 2018

The Farmacy, the Happy Berry, and Travelers Rest Farmers Market weigh in on what a thriving local food scene means to the Upstate. read more

By Guest Contributors

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