Volunteers Needed!

Join Upstate Forever and TreesUpstate for a socially distanced morning removing invasive plant species and taking care of trees at Greenville's Conestee Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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300 acres permanently protected in northern Greenville County - September 21st, 2021

We're pleased to announce the protection of 300 acres in northern Greenville County in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. read more

The Upstate Update: September 2021 - September 19th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, find details about our upcoming Annual Meeting, catch up on our latest land conservation projects, RSVP for a volunteer opportunity, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: August 2021 - August 16th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we announce the protection of 600 acres in Abbeville County, share an important action alert for Greenville County residents, and more. read more

Executive Director Andrea Cooper's message to Greenville County Council regarding the Article 3.1 replacement ordinance - August 15th, 2021

We support the draft replacement ordinance developed by county staff — without amendments — which calls for new rural conservation subdivision design standards, continued protection for rare species, and requirements for residential developers to share in the cost of infrastructure improvements to support new development. read more

Action Alert: Urge Greenville County Council to support staff's plan with NO amendments - August 13th, 2021

Greenville County residents, your voice is more important now than ever! Please contact County Council this weekend — before Tuesday's Council meeting — and urge them to support the draft Article 3.1 replacement ordinance developed by county staff. read more

More than 600 acres permanently protected in Abbeville County - August 10th, 2021

We're delighted to announce the protection of Morrow Creek Timbers and MROS Preserve, together totalling 664 acres, in Abbeville County. read more

Apply for the Fall 2021 Citizens Planning Academy - July 29th, 2021

Designed to optimize convenience while also providing opportunities for networking and interactive learning, the Fall 2021 Citizens Planning Academy will encompass seven lunch-and-learn sessions in a hybrid format of three in-person sessions and four virtual sessions. If you'd like to become a more informed and engaged participant in land use planning and policy in Greenville, SC, apply now! read more

The road not taken… Delayed three years! - July 28th, 2021

UF Board member Emelyn Jones shares her experience hiking to one of the most elusive and remote falls in the Carolinas. read more

By Emelyn Jones

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