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: October 2019

October 24th, 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.


The Crossroads Campaign results are in!

When Upstate Forever publicly launched the Crossroads Campaign this March, we had a goal of $7.5 million. Thanks to your generous support, we ended the campaign with a total of more than $8.4 million!

Read more about why we embarked on this fundraising journey, what this campaign will fund, and more in this month's issue of the Upstate Update.


Also in this month's Upstate Update:

  • The Greenville County Comp Plan is here!
    Greenville County staff and their consultant team will "unveil" the draft comprehensive plan update TONIGHT, Oct. 24, from 6-8 pm at the Greenville Convention Center. Learn more and view the plan here
  • Upcoming event: Towards a More Walkable Spartanburg with Jeff Speck
    One of the country's leading urban designers and walkability experts will join us on Thursday, Nov. 7 in Spartanburg to explore ways to enhance walkability in downtown Spartanburg and beyond. Find additional event details and register to attend here
  • An easy way to give this year
    If you are 70 ½ or older, you can use your individual retirement account (IRA) to support Upstate Forever. Making an IRA charitable rollover gift to us will lower the income and taxes from your IRA required minimum distributions. Learn more here

Plus, find information about many upcoming events, energy efficiency tips, and much more!

View the October edition of the Upstate Update

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