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December 14th, 2020
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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Last month we announced UF's opposition to a natural gas transmission pipeline proposed for northern Greenville Co. by Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG). We are now glad to share that PNG has dropped plans for the proposed route from Travelers Rest to Taylors and is reevaluating the project that our evaluation deemed unnecessary with likely negative environmental impacts. Read more
Also in this month's update:
Local water expert panel discussion
Did you catch the recent screening of Brave Blue World hosted by Renewable Water Resources? Clean Water Director Erika Hollis joined fellow local water experts from Lake Conestee Nature Preserve and Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District to discuss the future of water in the Upstate following the film. Watch a recording of the virtual discussion on YouTube here.
Upstate landscapes inspire artists
The latest issue of the Upstate Advocate showcases the work and words of nine talented local artists who draw energy, comfort, and creativity from the Upstate's landscapes. You can view excerpts from this issue on our blog here, or click here to view a digital version of the full newsletter. Please email us if you'd like to be on the list for future issues.