How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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Legislative Updates

While the Legislature is in session from January through May of each year, we post a weekly Legislative Update. If you would like these updates delivered to your inbox, you can sign up for the mailing list. We also issue Action Alerts on critical, time sensitive issues and provide the tools you need to contact your elected officials.

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 10 - March 22nd, 2020

There is a lot of uncertainty related to the impact COVID-19 will have on South Carolina, but one thing has been made clear: your legislators and your conservation organizations have demonstrated an impressive ability to pivot, adapt and respond. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 9 - March 15th, 2020

Due to concerns surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the SC Conservation Coalition's Annual Lobby Day will become a virtual event, the Thirty-By-Thirty Conservation Act will be read in a Senate subcommittee this week, and updates on other bills we are following in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 8 - March 8th, 2020

Join us for the annual South Carolina Conservation Coalition Lobby Day and (free) oyster roast in Columbia on March 24! read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 7 - March 1st, 2020

What the Santee Cooper decisions could mean for us in the Upstate, the status of the Black Market Wildlife Trading Bill, and updates on other bills we are following in the SC Statehouse. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 6 - February 23rd, 2020

Bills have been filed that would require DHEC to set maximum contaminant levels for PFAs, plus the latest on the Santee Cooper hearings and other bills we are following. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 5 - February 17th, 2020

The long-awaited Santee Cooper report has finally been released, plus updates on other bills we are following. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 4 - February 10th, 2020

It was a good week for wildlife at the South Carolina Statehouse. Learn more in this week's Legislative Update from Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 3 - February 3rd, 2020

Senator Sheheen announces a package of six bills and three joint resolutions to address the state's most immediate environmental concerns, plus updates on other bills we are following. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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