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The Upstate Update: October 2020

October 20th, 2020

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.


 

Cedar Rock, a property recently transferred to Upstate Forever from The Nature Conservancy South Carolina

Several recent land conservation successes to celebrate!

The last several months of the year typically bring with them a whirlwind of activity for our Land Conservation team, and while much of this year has been atypical, this much has remained the same. We’ve recently protected more than 500 acres, assumed the conservation easement and perpetual stewardship of another 500 acres, and have received significant funding from the South Carolina Conservation Bank to protect even more land across the Upstate this year.

Find details in this month's Upstate Update


Also in this month's update:

  • Support Greenville County's future this week
    Greenville County Council has added first reading of the “Greenville County Historic and Natural Resources Trust” to the agenda for the next virtual Council meeting this coming Tuesday at 5:00. The agenda can be found here. Please join us in virtually attending the meeting and reaching out to councilmembers to show your support.
     
  • Drive-thru Drug Take Back Day
    Greer CPW, the City of Greer, and the Greer Police Department are hosting a drive-thru Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 24. This is a great way to dispose of over-the-counter, prescription, and pet medications and ensure they don't wind up in our region's water supply! Bring old and unused pills to 301 McCall St in Greer from 10 am-2 pm.
     
  • Help plan Spartanburg's future
    Plan Spartanburg, the city's comp plan process, is hosting a virtual planning extravaganza Oct. 22–26. The first two days of Planapalooza feature deep dives into key topics identified in phase one of the process. Conservation, Growth and Development and All Things Green are focus group meetings at the top of our list and we hope to "see" you there! Register today

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