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January 20th, 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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Upstate Forever’s ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon celebrates individuals and organizations for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth. This year's luncheon will be held on February 19th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard.
Also in this month's Upstate Update:
More conservation successes
Upstate Forever's Land Trust closed several significant conservation easements towards the end of 2018. Included in these new easements are Oconee Town, Hartwell Headwaters, 55 Camperdown in Falls Park, and two properties to be added to expand Paris Mountain State Park. Read more
The legislative session has begun
The SC Legislature opened the 2019-2020 Session on January 8, and the conservation community hit the ground running. Big issues early on will be clean energy and coal ash. Read Shelley's rundown of Week 1
Create a lasting legacy
When you make a planned gift to Upstate Forever, you help us achieve our goals for current and future generations while enjoying a wide variety of tax benefits. Visit our brand new planned giving site to learn about bequests, IRA rollovers, charitable lead trusts, and other ways to give. Learn more
Plus, find out about upcoming volunteer work days, upcoming advocacy opportunities, our new blueway maps, and more!