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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What happened on Article 3.1 yesterday & what's next - June 16th, 2021

A disappointing update regarding the proposed replacement of Greenville County's Article 3.1, a local land development regulation that sets out basic criteria for subdivision approval in unincorporated parts of the county read more

Action alert! Greenville County Council committee has weakened Article 3.1 replacement - June 11th, 2021

Your voice is needed now to protect rural Greenville County from rampant suburban-style sprawl. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Citizens Planning Academy: Spring 2021 Presentations and Information - June 4th, 2021

Speaker presentations, materials, and other resources for participants in this spring's Citizens Planning Academy series. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Composting 101 with Sustaining Way - May 28th, 2021

In celebration of National Compost Day on May 29, Sustaining Way's Sustainability Coordinator Danielle Parks breaks down what you need to know to start your own backyard compost. read more

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

In this month's Upstate Update, we introduce the 2021 ForeverGreen Award honorees, celebrate the iconic Grant Meadow in Pickens County, and more. read more

Dr. Dave Hargett receives the 2021 Brad Wyche Extraordinary Achievement Award - May 23rd, 2021

For his visionary 10-year tenure as Executive Director of Lake Conestee Nature Preserve, Dr. Dave Hargett is the recipient of the inaugural Brad Wyche Extraordinary Achievement Award. read more

Sustaining Way receives the 2021 Environmental Equity & Justice Award - May 22nd, 2021

For their work to cultivate a thriving, sustainable, and equitable environment in Greenville’s Nicholtown and surrounding communities, Sustaining Way is the recipient of the 2021 Environmental Equity and Justice Award. read more

Ginny Stroud receives the 2021 Land Planning & Policy Champion Award - May 21st, 2021

For her tireless dedication to neighborhood revitalization, improvement, and affordable housing development in Greenville, former Community Development Administrator with the City of Greenville Ginny Stroud is the recipient of the 2021 Land Planning and Policy Champion Award. read more

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