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June 20th, 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.
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Plump berries, juicy peaches, sun-warmed tomatoes, luscious corn, and so much more — is there anything as delicious as the abundance of summer? To help you savor the tastes of the season, we’ve compiled a list of farmers markets across Upstate South Carolina where you can buy farm-fresh produce and support local agriculture. Click here to view the list
Also in this month's update:
Greenville Co. Article 3.1 update
After a disappointing 7-5 vote, Greenville County Council this week advanced an alarmingly watered-down replacement of Article 3.1 — a much-debated land development regulation that sets out basic criteria for subdivision approval in unzoned, often rural, parts of the county. Read what happened & what's next
We're hiring: Last week to apply!
We're seeking an Energy Advocate to manage Upstate Forever’s involvement in energy-related issues, as well as our environmental equity and justice work. Click here to view the complete job description and application details. Applications are requested by 5:00 p.m. on June 24. Apply now
Grant Meadow overlook in progress
Construction has begun on an overlook at the iconic pasture nestled under Table Rock in Pickens County. Once complete (in about 3 months), Grant Overlook will give travelers along Highway 11 a safe place to enjoy one of the most remarkable natural areas in South Carolina. Read more from The Greenville News