Fall 2022 Citizens Planning Academy

Apply now for our interactive, introductory course designed to lay the foundation for Greenville, SC-area residents to become more informed, effective, and influential participants in local land use planning and policy decision-making.

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The Upstate Update: June 2022

June 23rd, 2022

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.


Eat local this summer!

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.

Upstate SC farmers markets

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Also in this month's newsletter:

  • Volunteer workday recap
    33 awesome volunteers braved a humid June morning to remove litter from Greenville's Cancer Survivors Park this past weekend! If you missed this one, stay tuned for details about our next workday to remove kudzu on a protected property adjacent to Chau Ram County Park in Oconee County in October.
  • Grant news!
    Upstate Forever has received a generous $15,000 grant from the Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation. These funds will support our team's ongoing work to protect land and water resources across the Upstate, advocate for smarter growth practices in the region, clean energy and policy efforts, and more.
  • Working for pipeline accountability and transparency
    During a hearing at the SC Public Service Commission on June 16, State Policy Director Megan Chase-Muller spoke in favor of new regulations that would increase transparency for landowners and ensure public accountability when new natural gas pipelines are proposed.

And more!

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