The Water Log: March 2023 - March 30th, 2023

Happy Spring! As you tend to the health of your lawns, plants, and trees this season, you might also want to consider if the streams on your property or nearby are healthy, too. This month's Water Log helps you identify healthy and unhealthy streams and provides suggestions for how to address those that are unhealthy. read more

By Erika Hollis

Legislative Updates: March 20 - 24 - March 28th, 2023

The House was on furlough last week, so we had all of our attention on the Senate. The Senate Finance Committee was very active and showed positive signs for the budget and for affordable housing. Don't forget to sign up to join us for Lobby Day on April 5th! read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Accessory Dwelling Units: Meeting the needs of a growing community - March 24th, 2023

UF's Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen explains one potential solution to the housing stock issues facing our region and the nation - accessory dwelling units - and how they could be a good place to start for our community. read more

By Allie Martinsen

Action Alert: Support the New Greenville Development Code - March 24th, 2023

Join us in supporting the timely adoption of the Greenville Development Code by submitting comments before 2:00 PM on Monday, March 27 and speaking in support of the draft Code at the Planning Commission public hearing on Thursday, March 30 at 4:00 PM. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Legislative Updates: March 13 - 17 - March 21st, 2023

This year's crossover date is quickly approaching! April 10th is the last day for bills to pass out of their originating chamber before heading to the other chamber. There is some momentum for energy conversations, and the budget is heading to the Senate. We also take a deep dive into the DHEC Reform Bill and invite you to join us for Conservation Lobby Day coming up on April 5th! read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

The Upstate Update: March 2023 - March 20th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we share exciting news about the future Saluda Grade Trail, an opportunity to join our team, and a full calendar of upcoming events. read more

Meet the Team: Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen - March 17th, 2023

Each month, we introduce you to a member of the Upstate Forever staff through a few rapid-fire questions. This month, get to know Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen. read more

Breaking news: Agreement reached with Norfolk Southern to purchase the Saluda Grade rail line - March 16th, 2023

Conserving Carolina; PAL: Play, Advocate, Live Well; and Upstate Forever are pleased to announce that an agreement with Norfolk Southern has been reached to sell the 31-mile rail line for use as a recreational rail trail. read more

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