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November 21st, 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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Sassafras Trail, a new 2.3-mile multi-use loop, was recently unveiled at Greenville's Paris Mountain State Park!
The trail travels across a new addition to the State Park, a 160-acre property purchased by Friends of Paris Mountain State Park in 2015 and protected through a conservation easement by Upstate Forever in 2018.
Also in this month's update:
PNG pipeline update
This month, Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG) announced one of 3 proposed routes was selected for a natural gas pipeline project in Greenville Co. The selected route would run alongside Hwy 290 from Taylors to Travelers Rest. We continue to have concerns about the selected route and lack of demonstrated need for the project. Here's why
Thank you to our former Board members!
At our Board meeting and happy hour last week, we recognized members of Upstate Forever’s Board of Directors whose terms have come to an end: Charles Dalton, Marianna Habisreutinger, Joe Lesesne, Charlie Mickel, Mark Taylor, and Pam Vaughn.
Share the love this holiday season
We are honored to have been selected as the local beneficiary of the Fairway Subaru Share the Love campaign. From now through January 3, for those that purchase, lease, or order a new Subaru from Fairway and select Upstate Forever, we'll receive a $300 donation!
We are hiring!
Our team is growing in the New Year, and we are looking to fill several integral roles: