City of Greenville comp plan & tree ordinance 2nd reading on Monday - January 21st, 2021

City of Greenville residents and stakeholders, contact City Council and voice your support for adoption of the draft GVL2040 comprehensive plan & the updated tree ordinance before Monday's Council meeting. read more

The Upstate Update: January 2021 - January 21st, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we share news about our first completed conservation project of the New Year, our 2021 advocacy priorities, and more. read more

Our 2021 advocacy priorities - January 20th, 2021

Here are the issues we’re advocating for in 2021 and the reasons we’ve chosen to prioritize them. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: January 11-15 - January 18th, 2021

The SC Legislature has completed the first of its 18 weeks in the Statehouse. Our Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins shares her first weekly Legislative Update of the 2021 Session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Historic 20-acre property in Travelers Rest permanently protected - January 15th, 2021

Upstate Forever and the Travelers Rest Historical Society are pleased to announce the permanent protection of the 20-acre Spring Park and Spring Park Inn on Main Street. read more

City of Greenville tree ordinance advances — without infill exemption — and other news to celebrate - January 13th, 2021

We're celebrating several local land planning and policy successes this week! Read on for status updates on the City of Greenville's proposed tree ordinance, GVL2040, Transforming Greer 2030 and more. read more

Act now! Ask City Council to reject infill exemption for proposed tree ordinance - January 7th, 2021

Join us in urging Greenville City Council to reject the minor subdivision amendment to proposed tree ordinance updates that would be detrimental to the City of Greenville's remaining tree canopy read more

The Water Log: What do trees have to do with clean water? - December 18th, 2020

Throughout the process of updating the City of Greenville's Tree Ordinance, Upstate Forever and others have discussed the benefits trees have on slowing stormwater flow, flood retention, and streambank stabilization. read more

By Megan Chase

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