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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.
Jones Gap State Park has become approximately 25 percent larger following a donation of 955 acres to the SC Department of Parks, Recreations & Tourism from The Nature Conservancy. The property, known as Gap Creek, is protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement held by Upstate Forever. read more
8 tips to keep in mind as you enjoy the great outdoors to help protect our natural surroundings for wildlife and future visitors. read more
Upstate Forever partnered with the Southern Environmental Law Center, the NAACP, and the Coastal Conservation League to intervene in the Duke Energy rate case. After many months of hearings and deliberation, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina has issued the final order: Duke’s basic facilities charge will be raised to $11.96 instead of the proposed $28. read more
We asked Armand Regnaert — an intern with the City of Greenville who completed a case study on missing middle housing in Greenville — what missing middle housing means for Greenville. read more
In the final 48 hours of the 2019 Legislative Session, both of our tracked solar bills (the Energy Freedom Act and Solar on Superfund) passed and now await Governor McMaster's signature. And they passed unanimously! This and more in the final Legislative Update of 2019. read more