Legislative Updates: 2023 Wrap-Up, Part 2 - July 5th, 2023

For part two of our session wrap-up, we take our final dive into the State Budget, which has been our real conservation success of the year. Learn about UF's budget priorities and other funding that benefits conservation. We look forward to seeing you back here next year for more Legislative Updates! read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

The Upstate Update: June 2023 - June 25th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, find some huge news about the future Saluda Grade Trail, read a recap of the recent Electric Vehicle Energy Roundtable, and learn about the latest updates to the "Restore Chattooga Gorge" initiative. read more

Huge news! SC includes $10 million in new budget for the Saluda Grade Trail - June 23rd, 2023

The Saluda Grade Trail connecting Upstate SC and Western NC is one step closer to being a reality thanks to this commitment from the South Carolina State Legislature. read more

A new partnership with the Palmetto Conservation Corps - June 22nd, 2023

We worked alongside Conestee Nature Preserve staff to host the Palmetto Conservation Corps Summer Crew for a week of habitat improvement projects in the Preserve’s grasslands and bottomland forest. read more

By Lauren Ulich

Electric Vehicle Equity Roundtable Recap - June 21st, 2023

Together with Sustaining Way, we hosted an Electric Vehicle Equity Roundtable in May. The event was the first of its kind in the Upstate, and it brought together a diverse group of experts, community leaders, and Upstate residents to discuss Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption and equitable mobility options. read more

By Michael Coleman

Legislative Updates: 2023 Wrap-Up - June 20th, 2023

In the first part of our 2023 Legislative Session wrap-up, find out what's happened since "sine die," which two priority bills were signed by Gov. McMaster, and the status of several bills that advanced at the end of the first year of this two-year session. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

The Water Log: June 2023 - June 13th, 2023

The June edition of the Water Log shares the exciting recent updates regarding the Restore Chattooga River Gorge Initiative. The University of Georgia has completed its report on the lower Chattooga River before the Tugalo Dam, and we know know much more about the conservation values of this National Wild and Scenic River. Read more to find out about the findings and next steps. read more

By Erika Hollis

The Upstate Update: May 2023 - May 22nd, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we begin Upstate Forever's celebration of 25 years of hard work, in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our staff. read more

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