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Grab your gloves and a garbage bag and join us for a virtual community cleanup in celebration of Earth Month! Just head out and clean up, snap and share a photo, and win great prizes. Visit our blog for more details.

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Historic 20-acre property in Travelers Rest permanently protected - January 15th, 2021

Upstate Forever and the Travelers Rest Historical Society are pleased to announce the permanent protection of the 20-acre Spring Park and Spring Park Inn on Main Street. read more

City of Greenville tree ordinance advances — without infill exemption — and other news to celebrate - January 13th, 2021

We're celebrating several local land planning and policy successes this week! Read on for status updates on the City of Greenville's proposed tree ordinance, GVL2040, Transforming Greer 2030 and more. read more

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

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