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Upstate Forever is seeking a Land Policy Grassroots Specialist to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. Applications for this role must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2023.

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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

Legislative Updates 2021: March 15-19 - March 22nd, 2021

As we head toward the April 10 crossover date, the pace has picked up. This week's Legislative Update from Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins includes *a lot* of bill updates, including an unexpected floor fight on S. 525, the Pyrolysis Bill. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Speak for the Trees: Forest Stewardship - March 16th, 2021

Forestland is vital to retain the Upstate’s rich landscapes and traditions. Land Conservation Specialist Caitlyn Gendusa shares resources for landowners looking to improve forest health and wildlife habitat while harvesting timber. read more

By Caitlyn Smith Gendusa

Legislative Updates 2021: March 8-12 - March 15th, 2021

We are halfway through the Spring 2021 Legislative Session! Read on for the latest updates on several bills we are tracking, as well as a deep dive on the Solar HOA Bill. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Water Log: Act now to protect clean drinking water in SC! - March 11th, 2021

Your support is needed to protect South Carolina's drinking water from toxic "forever chemicals." Read more about PFAS and the upcoming Virtual Lobby Week from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition in the latest edition of The Water Log, our periodic newsletter dedicated to all things water from Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase. read more

By Megan Chase

Legislative Updates 2021: March 1-5 - March 8th, 2021

Read a thorough and compelling Deep Dive into petroleum spills and pipelines, as well as the latest updates on bills we are tracking, in this week's Legislative Update. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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