How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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Legislative Updates 2019: Week 16 - April 28th, 2019

There are only two weeks — just six working days — left in the 2019 state legislative session. Read the latest on the Energy Freedom Act (a.k.a. the Solar Bill), which needs a vote this week, plus three key items on the agenda this week. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Upstate Update: April 2019 - April 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, celebrate Earth Day by supporting Upstate Forever and receive a limited edition tee, peruse the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, read the latest updates from the State House, and more. read more

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 15 - April 21st, 2019

With only a handful of legislative days remaining in this year's session and the Solar Bill awaiting a vote on the Senate floor any day now, your action is needed! Updates on the Solar Bill (aka Energy Freedom Act) and more in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Phil Gaines: 'I have failed at retirement miserably' - April 18th, 2019

An interview with South Carolina’s long-serving State Parks Director and recipient of the Public Servant of the Year Award at the 2019 ForeverGreen Awards read more

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 14 - April 14th, 2019

We have nine days to get The Solar Bill past its final hurdle, plus other bills we are watching and more news in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Clean Water Act: History, Controversy, and Impacts to South Carolina — Part 3 of 3 - April 7th, 2019

The EPA is proposing to change a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which outlines water bodies that qualify for federal protection. In the latest post of this 3-part series, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase clarifies the Clean Water Act's controversy surrounding agriculture and developers read more

By Megan Chase

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 13 - April 7th, 2019

The Energy Freedom Act may move to the Senate floor this week, updates on the utility oversight reform bill, and what to expect during these last five weeks of the South Carolina State Legislative Session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Clean Water Act: History, Controversy, and Impacts to South Carolina — Part 2 of 3 - April 3rd, 2019

The EPA is proposing to change a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which outlines water bodies that qualify for federal protection. In the latest post of this 3-part series, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase chronicles the history of the Clean Water Act and details on the proposed rollbacks. read more

By Megan Chase

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