Meet the Team: Board Treasurer Tom Kester - October 23rd, 2023

Get to know Upstate Forever's Board of Directors Treasurer Tom Kester through a few rapid-fire questions. read more

Creepy Conservation: Halloween 2023 - October 19th, 2023

Happy Halloween! This spooky season we are celebrating some of the local critters who keep our environment in healthy ecological balance. Some may consider these animals creepy, but they play an essential role in the Upstate region. You should recognize them all from spooky stories and your neighborhood alike - which one is your favorite? read more

Action Alert: Support stronger riparian buffer requirements - October 11th, 2023

Greenville County Council is currently considering strengthening riparian buffer requirements for new development county-wide to better protect water quality. We need your help urging Council to support a 50' riparian buffer requirement as impaired water bodies have become an increasingly urgent issue. 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

Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2023 Presentations and Resources - September 21st, 2023

Speaker presentations, resources, and other information for the 2023 Citizen Planning Academy participants. read more

Save the date for two Saluda Grade Trail public meetings in October - September 21st, 2023

The best version of the Saluda Grade Trail is one that includes your input! You can stop by two public meetings Oct. 17 and 19 give input on your vision, goals, and concerns for this rail trail project. read more

How are PFAS impacting South Carolina's waters? - September 20th, 2023

UF's Clean Water Director Erika Hollis discusses the manmade chemicals called PFAS (Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances) and why they exist at unsafe levels in our waterways. Learn about how these forever chemicals get into our waterways and what the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) is doing for residents with private wells. read more

By Erika Hollis

Exciting updates about the Tyger River Confluence Blueway and Park Project - August 22nd, 2023

The Tyger River Confluence Blueway and Park project is a transformative conservation and outdoor recreation project in Spartanburg County. A master plan for this community driven initiative is currently underway. read more

By Erika Hollis

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