The Upstate Update: March 2021

March 25th, 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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Waterfalls and Wildflowers: 5 great spring hikes in the Upstate

It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and explore our region’s natural splendor. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a list of some of the Upstate’s less traveled trails where you can take in some of spring’s best sights.

Find the full list here

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Also in this month's update:

  • Join our Land Stewardship team
    We're seeking a Land Stewardship Program Associate to join our nationally accredited land trust! Click here to view the complete job description. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 12.
  • Upcoming virtual events
    Our team is working on a roster of informative online events so that you can stay engaged with local conservation issues and news all year long. Mark these dates on your calendar and stay tuned for additional information, as well as registration links. View the list of events here
  • Update regarding Article 3.1 repeal proposal
    Thank you to the Greenville County Council Members who expressed an interest and willingness to improve Article 3.1 — a controversial land development regulation setting out basic criteria for subdivision approval — rather than simply strike it down. Article 3.1 is far from perfect. However, striking it down with no replacement would lead to unfettered sprawl and even bigger challenges for the county. Greenville County needs regulations in rural, unzoned areas that more effectively and predictably guide residential land development — in line with the county's comprehensive plan. Read more in this article from the Post & Courier Greenville and click here to sign up to receive our email newsletter dedicated to Greenville County Land Planning & Policy Issues.

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