The Upstate Update: April 2021

April 22nd, 2021

The Upstate Update is a digital newsletter curated and shared each month that offers insights into Upstate Forever's recent work, highlights upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and shares other conservation and advocacy news.

We post the Upstate Update here on the Upstate Forever blog each month. If you would like to receive the Upstate Update directly in your email inbox, please sign up for the mailing list.


Our Earth Month Virtual Cleanup Challenge is underway!

While we can't celebrate together in person this year, we can all still make a big difference to help beautify the Upstate and keep debris out of our waterways this Earth Month (and beyond).

Read more and find out how to participate in this month's Upstate Update

Also in this month's update:

  • Tune in for "Racial Justice and The Color of Law"
    Richard Rothstein, the award-winning author of The Color of Law, will join Impact Greenville on May 13 from 10:00-11:30 am to discuss how intentional government policies have led to residential segregation and inequity across the country. Rev. Stacey Mills will also facilitate a Q&A. Register and submit questions here
  • Read about the Greenville Co. Historic and Natural Resources Trust Board
    Earlier this year, we told you about the newly established Greenville County Historic and Natural Resources Trust (HNRT). At a council meeting this month, the HNRT board appointees were unanimously confirmed. A recent article from the Greenville News highlights the board members and their plans for the years to come. Read it here
  • Spartanburg comprehensive plan updates
    We spoke with Spartanburg City Manager Chris Story about Plan Spartanburg, its equity focus, what the comp plan team has learned so far, and what’s next in the process. Click here to read the interview here on our blog

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