The Upstate Update: September 2019

September 27th, 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.

Oconee's Chau Ram Park has more than doubled in size

Upstate Forever is excited to share the latest property placed under a conservation easement by our nationally accredited land trust — Chauga Heights. This beautiful 212-acre property along the Chauga River in Oconee County will be added to the adjacent Chau Ram County Park, which will more than double the size of the park.

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

Also in this month's Upstate Update:

  • Our fall newsletter is coming soon!
    The Upstate Advocate, Upstate Forever’s twice-yearly publication will hit mailboxes next month. If you'd like to be added to the mailing list, email Ava Thacker at
  • Tour Furman's Shi Center for Sustainability
    UF members are invited on a private tour of Furman University's David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and Furman Farm on October 24. Find event and RSVP details here
  • UF and partners receive grant to study grassland bird habitat
    Upstate Forever, Clemson University, and Lake Conestee Nature Park have received a grant from The Cornell Lab and Land Trust Alliance's Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative to study, determine, and share best management practices to restore and improve grassland bird habitats. Learn more here

Plus, find information about our Annual Meeting and other upcoming events!

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