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This online, interactive course is designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders understand processes that drive local planning and land use policy decisions, as well as the roles and perspectives of diverse stakeholders. Eight one-hour lunch and learn-style sessions will take place over Zoom beginning on Wednesdays in April.

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The Upstate Update: February 2021

February 18th, 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.

 


Announcing the 2021 ForeverGreen Award Recipients

Since 2002, the ForeverGreen Awards have honored individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth in Upstate South Carolina. While we are disappointed we cannot celebrate together with our annual luncheon this year, we are delighted to announce the 2021 ForeverGreen Award recipients: Dr. David L. Hargett, The Southern Environmental Law Center, Sustaining Way, Ms. Ginny Stroud, Ms. Judy I. Cromwell, and Dr. Drew Lanham.

Click here to learn more about each of these award recipients

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Also in this month's update: 

  • Read our 2020 Donor Impact Report
    Our mission to protect the Upstate’s critical land and water resources has never been more relevant or urgent, but we could not do any of this crucial work without your support. If you did not receive our 2020 Donor Impact Report in your mailbox, click here to read our highlights and success stories from 2020.
  • Apply for the Virtual Citizens Planning Academy
    Our interactive course that equips Greenville leaders to play a more effective and influential role in planning and land use policy efforts is going online this spring and expanding to eight one-hour, virtual lunch and learn sessions on Wednesdays from April - June. Click here to learn more & apply online
  • Clean drinking water action alert!
    Communities across SC face dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in their drinking water systems. Senators Thomas McElveen and Katrina Shealy and Representative JA Moore have introduced joint resolutions that require SCDHEC to limit PFAS and other toxic contaminants in our drinking water. Click here to urge your legislators to support these bills!

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