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The latest issue of the Upstate Advocate has arrived - October 18th, 2020

Read more about the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, Upstate Forever's twice-yearly print publication. read more

By Andrea Cooper

500-acre Cedar Rock easement transferred to Upstate Forever - October 15th, 2020

Recently, The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina transferred a 500-acre conservation easement to Upstate Forever. This "new to us" easement is located in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains adjacent to the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. read more

Iconic view of Table Rock further protected - October 14th, 2020

Nestled at the base of Table Rock and hugging Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11, the recent addition of 21 protected acres joins a 36-acre property that was placed under a conservation easement in 2013. read more

Hear from TreesUpstate regarding the City of Greenville’s tree ordinance update - September 29th, 2020

We recently asked Joelle Teachey, Executive Director of TreesUpstate, to weigh in on the City of Greenville’s current effort to update their tree ordinance. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: September 15-24 - September 27th, 2020

After halting the regular 2020 Legislative Session in mid-March, the South Carolina General Assembly returned earlier this month for a special two-week session. Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins offers a recap of what was accomplished, what bills we supported passed, and which two bills we opposed that were halted. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Choose your own adventure: Upstate paddle trips for all skill and thrill levels - September 25th, 2020

GIS Coordinator Katie Hottel shares four favorite paddle trips in the Upstate in celebration of World Rivers Day. read more

By Katie Hottel

The Upstate Update: September 2020 - September 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some huge solar energy news for SC, a petition you can sign to help protect Greenville County's rural communities, the latest on the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates, and more. read more

City of Spartanburg comprehensive plan updates - September 18th, 2020

Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett shares the latest news of the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates and how you can participate in shaping the future of one of our region's fastest-growing cities. read more

By Sherry Barrett

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