Volunteers Needed!

Join Upstate Forever and TreesUpstate for a socially distanced morning removing invasive plant species and taking care of trees at Greenville's Conestee Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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Act now! Ask City Council to reject infill exemption for proposed tree ordinance - January 7th, 2021

Join us in urging Greenville City Council to reject the minor subdivision amendment to proposed tree ordinance updates that would be detrimental to the City of Greenville's remaining tree canopy read more

The Water Log: What do trees have to do with clean water? - December 18th, 2020

Throughout the process of updating the City of Greenville's Tree Ordinance, Upstate Forever and others have discussed the benefits trees have on slowing stormwater flow, flood retention, and streambank stabilization. read more

By Megan Chase

Conservation victory in Greenville County! - December 15th, 2020

This evening, Greenville County Council passed an ordinance establishing a trust fund to help permanently protect Greenville’s natural and historic assets for residents, visitors, and future generations. read more

By Andrea Cooper

The Upstate Update: December 2020 - December 14th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share the latest news about a natural gas pipeline proposed for northern Greenville County, work to protect the Three and Twenty watershed in Anderson and Pickens Counties, and more. read more

Act now to influence the City of Greenville's draft tree ordinance - December 10th, 2020

The City of Greenville planning commission will host a public hearing on long-awaited and much-needed changes to strengthen the City's tree ordinance on Thursday, December 17. Here's what you need to know and how you can get involved. read more

Farming soil: Restorative grazing in Laurens County - December 4th, 2020

Laurens County residents Chad Culbertson and Patrick Jackson have formed a partnership that has restored soil quality on their neighboring farms. read more

By Caitlyn Smith Gendusa

The Upstate Update: November 2020 - November 22nd, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on our team's successes thus far in 2020 and share several ways you can support our work, announce some great news for conservation in Oconee County, explain what's going on with land use planning and policy in Greenville, and more. read more

Wounds & Wildness: A conversation with authors John Lane and Drew Lanham - November 12th, 2020

Local authors John Lane and Drew Lanham reflect on the ways the world around them inspires their writing. read more

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