The Upstate Update: April 2024

April 22nd, 2024

Join us to celebrate the Generations Campaign kickoff!

Earth Day has become a month-long celebration, but why stop in April? We have a great way for you to continue making a positive impact on the Earth's precious lands and waters: join us in celebrating our recent Generations Campaign launch at our kickoff event on May 21st!

This complimentary event is open to all passionate about shaping the future of the Upstate. Come have hors d'oeuvres and drinks and enjoy the live bluegrass band, the Reedy River String Band. UF staff, Board of Directors, supporters, community members, and fellow conservationists will all be in attendance. See you there!

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If you can't make the celebration but are still interested in supporting our work and strategic goals through 2027, then please click here to learn more about amplifying UF's impact and accelerating protections for the region's lands and waters in the years ahead. What better way to celebrate Earth Month?

Also in this month's newsletter:

  • Hiring Development Associate
    We're seeking a Development Associate to play an important role in Upstate Forever's community relations and fundraising initiatives by coordinating special fundraising events and member field trips, supporting development administration needs, engaging in base-broadening research, and more. Apply today!
  • Clean Water site visits rain or shine
    Our Clean Water team hosted DHEC grant administrators in the 3&20 Creek and Tyger River watersheds. They surveyed in-progress and completed projects for septic and agricultural best management practices as well as a protected property. All projects were made possible through 319 grant funding.

  • Are you registered to vote?
    Did you know less than 14% of Upstate residents voted in the June 2022 primary elections? In Greenville County, a candidate won by only 3 votes. The Voting Matters Campaign hopes to change those numbers. Make sure you're registered to vote in the primaries by May 12

  • Capturing the wild south
    South Carolina-based conservation photographer and Naturaland Trust Executive Director Mac Stone was recently featured in Garden & Gun. Read about his mission to capture the south's special places and creatures and how he works to protect the Upstate.

Read more in the April Upstate Update
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