How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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The Upstate Update: November 2019

November 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.


Since the start of the year, Land Policy Director Lisa Hallo and other UF staff have been actively engaged in Greenville County’s comprehensive plan process. The County will host a public hearing tomorrow, Monday, November 18, to review the draft comp plan. We encourage everyone to wear GREEN to show county council we support adopting the plan as proposed. 

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


Also in this month's Upstate Update:

  • Interpretive Ranger Naturalist Tim Lee's relationship with nature
    In the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, our twice-yearly newsletter sponsored by Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, we share ten Upstate residents' thoughts about nature. Tim Lee, Interpretive Ranger Naturalist at Mountain Bridge Wilderness, provided a moving narrative. Read Tim's story
  • The graduates of our inaugural Citizens Planning Academy
    We recently completed an interactive 4-week course designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders become more effective and influential participants in City of Greenville planning and land use policy efforts. Learn more
  • New board & staff members
    Please help us give a warm welcome to the newest UF board and staff members! Meet our new team members

Plus, save the date for our annual ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon and more news & updates!

View the November edition of the Upstate Update

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