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 Upstate Update: January 2020 - January 22nd, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on 2019's successes, share Upstate Forever's 2020 advocacy priorities, invite you to join us for the ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon, and provide updates on Greenville and Spartanburg's comprehensive planning processes. read more

Our year in review: 2019 by the numbers - January 21st, 2020

2019 was a momentous year for Upstate Forever. Join us as we reflect on strides made in land and water conservation, advocacy, and more. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 1 - January 19th, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session has started and we have hit the ground running! In this first weekly update, Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins details two black market wildlife trading bills that have been introduced, growing opposition to offshore drilling, and more. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Session Preview - January 13th, 2020

The South Carolina Legislature will be back in session on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, for the second year of their two-year session. Shelley Robbins offers a recap of last year and a preview of what we'll be watching for during the 2020 Session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Apply for the Spring Citizens Planning Academy - January 3rd, 2020

Upstate Forever’s Citizens Planning Academy is an interactive 4-week course designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders become more effective and influential participants in City of Greenville planning and land use policy efforts. Learn more about and apply to join this course taking place in March 2020. read more

The Upstate Update: December 2019 - December 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we share ways to support UF before the end of 2019, information about our upcoming ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon, and more. read more

How one week illustrated almost everything about the energy debate in South Carolina - December 17th, 2019

In one remarkable week (December 9-13, 2019), almost every aspect of the current energy transition debate was illustrated through both the media and through presentations to the SC Public Service Commission. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Upstate Update: November 2019 - November 17th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we share the latest about Greenville County's comprehensive planning process, a moving story from Tim Lee, Interpretive Ranger Naturalist at Mountain Bridge Wilderness, and congratulate graduates of our inaugural Citizens Planning Academy. read more

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