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: February 2024 - February 19th, 2024

In this month's Upstate Update, the protected property numbers are in! See how much land we protected through conservation easement in 2023. Also learn about the Executive Director transition effective May 1st, upcoming volunteer workdays and neighborhood meetings, and much more. read more

The Upstate Update: January 2024 - January 22nd, 2024

In this month's Upstate Update, learn about the historic win for water in Greenville County, a job opening on the Land Conservation team, great wildlife photography tips for this season, how to get your seeds from the Greenville County seed library, and see our 2023 highlights. read more

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

In this month's Upstate Update, we share stories from our supporters, provide some recent protected property highlights, honor Board of Directors member Glenn Hilliard for his work on the Foothills Trail, and more recent news. read more

The Upstate Update: November 2023 - November 29th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we express our gratitude for the support we've received this year, showcase what staff has been up to recently, and remember Rudy Mancke and the enormous impact he had on conservation in South Carolina. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2023 - October 27th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, check out how we've been celebrating Halloween with our monthlong series: Creepy Conservation, and see what we've been up to at local Land Trust Day events, our Annual Meeting, and upcoming events you can be a part of. read more

The Upstate Update: September 2023 - September 24th, 2023

September's Upstate Update features some great fall foliage hikes in our area - don't miss your chance to see the leaves change! Plus learn more about the Tyger River Recreation Region, the zoning ordinance passed in Woodruff, upcoming Saluda Grade public meetings, and more! read more

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

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

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