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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Spartanburg's Northside Initiative to receive Land Planning & Policy Champion award - January 16th, 2019

The Northside Initiative is the Land Planning & Policy Champion at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes the Initiative’s participants for their collaborative efforts to transform and revitalize Spartanburg’s Northside community. read more

Retired SC Parks Director Phil Gaines to receive Public Servant of the Year award - January 15th, 2019

Phil Gaines is being honored with the Public Servant of the Year award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Phil for his 37 years of service to the SC State Parks Service. read more

Dennis Chastain to receive Extraordinary Achievement Award - January 14th, 2019

Dennis Chastain is being honored with the Extraordinary Achievement Award at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes Dennis for his 40+ years of work as a writer, historian, botanist, guide, and conservation advocate. read more

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 1 - January 13th, 2019

Upstate Forever and the conservation community hit the ground running as the SC Legislature opened the 2019-2020 Session this week. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Ecosystems Services: Why Conservation Boosts the Bottom Line - November 26th, 2018

Economists, researchers, and communities are taking a more sophisticated look at the economic value of natural areas, open space, and local water resources. read more

The trail that almost wasn't - October 26th, 2018

How Upstate Forever, Greenville County, GHS, and other partners fought tooth and nail to bring the game-changing GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail to life. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Does the new tax code impact your giving? - October 25th, 2018

Cary H. Hall of the Wyche Law Firm explains what the new tax code means for nonprofits and their donors. read more

By Cary Hall, Wyche Law Firm

Greenville owes much to the Reedy River Master Plan - October 24th, 2018

The Reedy River Master Plan — which provided the framework for the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, Falls Park, Lake Conestee Nature Park, Unity Park, and more — is a prime example of how community planning can work. read more

By Barry Nocks, Professor Emeritus, Clemson

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