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The Upstate Update

The Upstate Update is a digital newsletter curated and shared each month that offers insights into Upstate Forever's recent work, highlights upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and shares other conservation and advocacy news.

We post highlights from the Upstate Update here on the Upstate Forever blog each month. If you would like to receive the complete Upstate Update directly in your email inbox, please sign up for the mailing list.

The Upstate Update: March 2021 - March 25th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we share a list of some of the Upstate’s less traveled trails where you can take in spring’s best sights, information about some informative and engaging upcoming virtual events, an update on Greenville County's controversial Article 3.1, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: February 2021 - February 18th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, meet the 2021 ForeverGreen Award Honorees, read our 2020 donor impact report, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: January 2021 - January 21st, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we share news about our first completed conservation project of the New Year, our 2021 advocacy priorities, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: December 2020 - December 14th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share the latest news about a natural gas pipeline proposed for northern Greenville County, work to protect the Three and Twenty watershed in Anderson and Pickens Counties, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: November 2020 - November 22nd, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on our team's successes thus far in 2020 and share several ways you can support our work, announce some great news for conservation in Oconee County, explain what's going on with land use planning and policy in Greenville, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2020 - October 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share several recent land conservation successes, a preview of the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, and two important ways Upstate residents can support Greenville County's future this week. read more

The Upstate Update: September 2020 - September 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some huge solar energy news for SC, a petition you can sign to help protect Greenville County's rural communities, the latest on the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: August 2020 - August 24th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares how COVID-19 has brought the need for land protection to the forefront, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares flooding and stormwater tools, and we share our GVL2040 (the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan) advocacy priorities. read more

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