The Upstate Update: July 2019

July 17th, 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.

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.

Mast General Store and shoppers donate more than $9,500 to Upstate Forever

Each June, Mast General Stores host Land Trust Day, an unofficial holiday that celebrates the work of Land Trusts like Upstate Forever. This year, we were honored to receive 20% of Mast General Greenville's sales on Land Trust Day — June 1, 2019 — which resulted in a donation of $9,517 to Upstate Forever.

This generous gift will enable our Land Trust team to continue to permanently protect the Upstate's farmlands, forests, and natural areas.

Learn more about Upstate Forever's Land Conservation work

Read more in this month's issue of the Upstate Update

Also in this month's Upstate Update:

  • Call for public comments
    Upstate Forever is completing the important process of renewing our national accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance and are seeking comments from landowners, community partners and other stakeholders. Learn more and submit comments
  • Spartanburg County updates
    Area Performance Zoning, Unified Land Management Ordinance amendments & new subdivision regulations passed readings at Spartanburg Co. Council’s monthly meeting yesterday. Find out how you can get involved before the next meeting
  • Clean Water team shares insights at national River Rally conference
    Last month, Clean Water Director Erika Hollis and Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase attended River Rally in Cleveland, Ohio, an annual national conference for grassroots water advocates, river conservation professionals, nonprofit groups from across the US, and more. Learn more about this conference and our team's takeaways
  • Greenville B-Cycle updates
    After operating Greenville B-Cycle — a bike-share program with 10 stations across the city — for more than six years, Upstate Forever is transitioning the program to the City of Greenville later this year to focus our efforts on land and water protection. Read more about this change

Plus, find dates and details for upcoming advocacy, education and volunteer opportunities!

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