Six Greenville County Council Members block streamlined zoning effort - February 17th, 2022

Greenville County Council had the opportunity at Tuesday night’s meeting to answer citizens' wishes for a streamlined zoning process. In a disappointing split vote, the measure failed, leaving in place a process that is convoluted and arduous. read more

Executive Director Andrea Cooper on growth, greenspace, transportation and more - February 16th, 2022

Read an excerpt of a recent roundtable Q&A from Greenville Business Magazine featuring UF's Executive Director and other Upstate leaders involved in the Ten at the Top coalition. read more

Legislative Updates 2022: February 7 - 11 - February 14th, 2022

As we enter Week 6 of the Legislative Session, we continue to see progress on many conservation priorities, which is honestly the best kind of valentine. read more

By Megan Chase

How to contact your legislators - February 7th, 2022

Directly engaging with your elected officials at the SC Statehouse is the most effective way to ensure your concerns on conservation, energy, and other issues in your area are heard. Here are some best practices for contacting your legislators. read more

By Michael Coleman

Legislative Updates 2022: January 31 - February 4 - February 7th, 2022

Remember last week when we discussed the upcoming legislation that could bolster land protection efforts? We have another bill to add to the list that would create substantial revenue streams for land conservation. read more

By Megan Chase

These are our 2022 advocacy priorities - February 4th, 2022

Read more about the issues we're advocating for in 2022 and the reasons we've chosen to prioritize them. read more

Nearly 3,600 acres protected by Upstate Forever in 2021 - February 3rd, 2022

The numbers have been tallied: In 2021, our nationally accredited land trust permanently protected nearly 3,598 acres across the Upstate through conservation easements. What's more, additional projects where Upstate Forever was integral to the effort’s success comprise nearly 900 additional acres. read more

The Water Log: Do you know where your water comes from? - February 2nd, 2022

Find out on a UF member field trip to Anderson Regional Joint Water System's treatment facility. Plus, read about 2021 Clean Water successes, priorities for 2022, and our new team member. read more

By Erika Hollis

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