Join Our Earth Month Virtual Cleanup Challenge

Grab your gloves and a garbage bag and join us for a virtual community cleanup in celebration of Earth Month! Just head out and clean up, snap and share a photo, and win great prizes. Visit our blog for more details.

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Your Questions About the City of Spartanburg’s Comprehensive Plan Answered - April 15th, 2021

We spoke with Spartanburg City Manager Chris Story about "Plan Spartanburg," the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan update process currently in progress, about what the planning team has learned so far and what's next in the process. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: April 5-9 - April 12th, 2021

There are five weeks left in this year's Legislative Session, though there may be some extended work after "sine die" on the budget as South Carolina's economy continues to exceed expectations and revenues grow. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2021: March 29-April 2 - April 5th, 2021

With only 6 weeks remaining in this year's Legislative Session — and a handful of days until the April 10 crossover date — Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins shares the latest news on several bills we are tracking, as well as a deep dive into the bill to break up the Department of Health and Environmental Services. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Celebrate Earth Month with our Virtual Community Cleanup Challenge! - March 31st, 2021

Just grab a bag and gloves and collect garbage in your local park, on the trail, or wherever you’re getting outside this month. Snap and share a photo and you’ll be entered to win some great prizes. read more

Greenville County Council considers repealing Article 3.1. But what should take its place? - March 30th, 2021

Article 3.1, a local land development regulation, has been controversial since it was adopted by Greenville County County several years ago. Recently, Council discussed the potential of repealing it. Fortunately, however, they have opted to amend it instead. Here is what we would like to see in new development regulations that would slow sprawl, protect farms and natural resources, and ensure development happens where our region's roads and infrastructure can support it. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: March 22-26 - March 28th, 2021

The General Assembly now has 7 weeks of deliberations ahead before they finish the year on May 13. Read the latest updates on bills we are tracking in the latest Legislative Update. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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

Waterfalls and Wildflowers: 5 great Upstate hikes to take in the sights and sounds of spring - March 23rd, 2021

It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and explore our region’s natural splendor. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a list of some of the Upstate’s less traveled trails where you can take in some of spring’s best sights and sounds. read more

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