How are PFAS impacting South Carolina's waters? - September 20th, 2023

UF's Clean Water Director Erika Hollis discusses the manmade chemicals called PFAS (Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances) and why they exist at unsafe levels in our waterways. Learn about how these forever chemicals get into our waterways and what the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) is doing for residents with private wells. read more

By Erika Hollis

Exciting updates about the Tyger River Confluence Blueway and Park Project - August 22nd, 2023

The Tyger River Confluence Blueway and Park project is a transformative conservation and outdoor recreation project in Spartanburg County. A master plan for this community driven initiative is currently underway. read more

By Erika Hollis

The Upstate Update: August 2023 - August 21st, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, learn about the recently adopted Plan Spartanburg, a position open on our Land Conservation team, our limited edition 25th anniversary T-shirts, and upcoming events you don't want to miss. read more

Apply now for the Citizens Planning Academy - August 1st, 2023

City of Greenville and/or Greenville County residents who are motivated to become engaged in local land use planning and policy decision-making are encouraged to apply for this free, introductory 6-week course designed. read more

How 'Missing Middle Housing' could help Spartanburg manage growth - July 23rd, 2023

Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen shares one strategy that could help to guide and shape growth to enhance the character of rural, suburban, and urban places like Spartanburg. read more

By Allie Martinsen

The Upstate Update: July 2023 - July 23rd, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, read the first post in our new "Rural Preservation Series," find info about the upcoming Citizens Planning Academy, and more news you might have missed. read more

Here's what the Sackett v EPA ruling could mean for the Upstate - July 14th, 2023

The Supreme Court of the United States made a catastrophic decision against US waterways with their ruling in the Sackett v. EPA case. The unequivocal blow was made on May 25th and rolls back decades of efforts to restore and maintain the integrity of the nation's waters. Many wetlands are no longer federally protected and our waterways are now vulnerable to pollution and harmful development. Learn more about what this means for the Upstate. read more

By Erika Hollis

Rural land is disappearing: What's SC doing about it? - July 5th, 2023

Calling all land lovers! This new series by our Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen will cover all things rural preservation. This post marks the first in the series and discusses the current state of rural land in South Carolina, preservation strategies, and the benefits of agritourism. Stay tuned for future posts that will feature preservation opportunities, interviews, local highlights, and more. read more

By Allie Martinsen

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