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Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.
December 22nd, 2019
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.
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As 2019 draws to a close, we're reflecting on all of this year's successes. Thanks to your support, this year Upstate Forever has:
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Also in this month's Upstate Update:
Voice your opinion on coal tar pollution in Greenville
Coal tar pollution on the Bramlett property upstream from Greenville's Unity Park is an issue that has rightly sparked community concern. Our friends at the South Carolina Environmental Law Project have created a petition you can sign to voice your opinion. Learn more and sign the petition
The energy debate in SC
In one recent week, almost every aspect of the current energy transition debate was illustrated through both the media and through presentations to the South Carolina Public Service Commission. Director of Energy & State Policy Shelley Robbins breaks down what happened and what it means in an informative blog post. Read the blog post
Plus, find details about February's ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon and other mailing lists you can join to stay in-the-know on all things Upstate Forever.