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 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

Why Wetlands Matter - February 2nd, 2020

In honor of World Wetlands Day, let’s take time to celebrate the many benefits we get from our South Carolina wetlands. read more

By Megan Chase

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 2 - January 27th, 2020

Welcome to Week 2 of 18 in the South Carolina Statehouse. Energy continues to be a dominant theme in conservation circles, building on last year's Energy Freedom Act. Plus, an offshore drilling update and discussion of plastics pollution. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Tom Kester to receive the Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award - January 23rd, 2020

Tom Kester is being honored with the Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award at Upstate Forever's 2020 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. This award recognizes Tom for his faithful ongoing support of Upstate Forever and other local conservation efforts. read more

Norman Pulliam to receive the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion Award - January 23rd, 2020

Norman Pulliam is being honored with the Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion award at Upstate Forever's 2020 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. This award recognizes Mr. Pulliam for his visionary leadership as SC Department of Natural Resources board chair. read more

Representative Bill Sandifer to receive the Public Servant of the Year Award - January 23rd, 2020

Representative Bill Sandifer is being honored with the Public Servant of the Year award at Upstate Forever's 2020 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. This award recognizes Rep. Sandifer for his game-changing role in passing the Energy Freedom Act. read more

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