Shared solar brings energy savings to low- and moderate-income households - August 15th, 2019

Duke Energy Carolinas has rolled out a new program for low- and moderate-income households that pretty much guarantees bill savings — for homeowners as well as renters — but without requiring panels on your roof. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Join us for the Citizens Planning Academy this October - August 14th, 2019

Coming this fall, Upstate Forever’s Citizens Planning Academy is an interactive 4-week course designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders become more effective and influential participants in City of Greenville planning and land use policy efforts. read more

Action Alert: Join us to oppose the plan for an 862-home subdivision in South Greenville - July 21st, 2019

Join Upstate Forever at the Greenville County Planning Commission meeting this Wednesday, July 24 at 4:30 pm at County Square as we oppose the 862-home Garden Oaks subdivision proposed in South Greenville off Bessie Road near U.S. 25. read more

The Upstate Update: July 2019 - July 17th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we thank Mast General Store and shoppers for their generous support on Land Trust Day, plus share our Clean Water team's experience at the 2019 River Rally in Cleveland, Ohio, Upstate Forever's latest news, and details on upcoming events. read more

Upstate Forever to Seek Reaccreditation from the Land Trust Alliance — Public Comment Period Now Open - July 10th, 2019

The Land Trust Alliance’s land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. In 2008, Upstate Forever became the first land trust organization in South Carolina to receive national accreditation. Upstate Forever is pleased to announce it is now applying for renewal of accreditation. read more

By Scott Park

Is Your Local Waterway Safe for Swimming? - June 25th, 2019

Upstate Forever's Katie Hottel recently spoke with WSPA 7News about water quality and when it is safe for you and your family to go for a dip in Upstate waterways. read more

The Upstate Update: June 2019 - June 25th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, learn about a nearly 1,000-acre expansion to Jones Gap State Park, plus find fun summer activities across the Upstate and mark your calendars for several upcoming events. read more

Nearly 1,000 acres protected, donated to Jones Gap State Park - June 24th, 2019

Jones Gap State Park has become approximately 25 percent larger following a donation of 955 acres to the SC Department of Parks, Recreations & Tourism from The Nature Conservancy. The property, known as Gap Creek, is protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement held by Upstate Forever. read more

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