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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The Southern Environmental Law Center receives the 2021 Clean Water Champion Award - May 20th, 2021

For their work to defend the Clean Water Act, mitigate the effects of toxic coal ash pollution, and hold Kinder Morgan accountable for a massive gasoline spill in Anderson County, we are proud to recognize the Southern Environmental Law Center with the Clean Water Champion Award. read more

Dr. Drew Lanham receives the 2021 Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion Award - May 19th, 2021

For his decades of teaching, research, and writing that have made the field of conservation more accessible and inclusive, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University Dr. Drew Lanham is the recipient of the 2021 Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion Award. read more

Blue Wall High - May 19th, 2021

Dr. Drew Lanham — wildlife ecologist, birder, writer, Alumni Distinguished Professor at Clemson University, and recipient of Upstate Forever's 2021 Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion Award — shares a moment of reflection from his perch on top of the world at Caesars Head. read more

By Dr. Drew Lanham

Judy Cromwell receives the 2021 Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award - May 18th, 2021

For her quiet, lifelong dedication to the protection of the Upstate’s greenspaces, Judy Cromwell is the recipient of the 2021 Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award. read more

Read the Spring/Summer 2021 special issue of the Upstate Advocate - May 17th, 2021

The Spring/Summer 2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, our twice-yearly print publication, has arrived. This special edition celebrates the 2021 ForeverGreen Award honorees in place of this year's annual awards luncheon, in addition to sharing the latest news and more from Upstate Forever. Many thanks to our generous sponsors of this issue: Greenville Journal, Half-Moon Outfitters, Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission, Legacy Early College, Maddrey & Associates, Natural Investments, ReWa, and Spinx. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: May 10-14 - May 17th, 2021

Here's an overview of where things stand at the end of the 2021 Legislative Session. Buckle up, there's a lot to recap. read more

By Megan Chase

Legislative Updates 2021: May 3-7 - May 10th, 2021

As we begin the last week of the 2021 Legislative session, we have some exciting news to share! read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2021: April 26-30 - May 3rd, 2021

Sixteen weeks down and only 2 to go... Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins shares the latest on electric vehicle charging infrastructure, the Trails Tax Credit bill, DHEC breakup, and more as the end of the 2021 Legislative Session rapidly approaches. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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