The Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue of the Upstate Advocate has arrived - November 22nd, 2021

We are proud to share with you the latest edition of our twice-yearly print publication. The Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue celebrates the native plant and animal species that make life here richer, healthier, and more colorful — in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our team. read more

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

In this month's Upstate Update, learn more about a new trail on protected property in Paris Mountain State Park, join us in thanking former Board members, learn what positions we are hiring for in early 2022, and more. read more

Hike or bike on protected property added to Paris Mountain State Park - November 18th, 2021

Sassafras Trail, a new 2.3-mile multi-use loop, was recently unveiled at Paris Mountain State Park! The trail travels a 160-acre property that was protected through a conservation easement by Upstate Forever in 2018. read more

Action Alert: Restore the Chattooga River Gorge - November 17th, 2021

Submit comments by Friday, November 26 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Georgia Power’s application to “modernize” the Tugalo hydro facility. Removal of the Tugalo dam would restore the free-flowing condition of the Chattooga River. read more

Ag Zoning District unanimously approved! - November 17th, 2021

Greenville County Council approved a new Agricultural Preservation Zoning District — providing citizens an important and voluntary tool for preserving the county's remaining farmlands. read more

Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2021 Presentations and Information - November 17th, 2021

Speaker presentations, materials, and other resources for participants in this fall's Citizens Planning Academy series. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Action Alert: Tell Greenville County Council to vote yes at final reading for the Ag Zoning District - November 13th, 2021

Greenville County Council is set to vote on the proposed Agricultural Preservation Zoning District at final reading this Tuesday, November 16th. If approved, the Ag District would provide an important tool for preserving the county's remaining farmlands. read more

We remain concerned about PNG’s proposed pipeline in Greenville County - November 12th, 2021

This week, Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG) announced one of three proposed routes was selected for a natural gas pipeline in Greenville County. We continue to have concerns about the selected route and lack of demonstrated need for the project. read more

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