Inspired: Stained Glass Artist Sherrill Hill - October 19th, 2020

In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, stained glass artist Sherrill Hill shares how the soul and setting of the Upstate inspire her work. read more

Inspired: Sculptor Yuri Tsuzuki - October 19th, 2020

Sculptor Yuri Tsuzuki's body of work is heavily influenced by her Japanese heritage and world travels, reflecting traditional artforms, global experiences, and sanctitude she finds in nature. In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, Yuri reflects on how these influences have inspired her art and why she is grateful to call Upstate SC home. read more

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

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