The Upstate Update: September 2021

September 19th, 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.

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.

You're invited to our Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 17
2:00 - 5:00 pm

´╗┐Conestee Nature Preserve
601 Fork Shoals Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29605

Our Annual Meeting is a time where we get to thank our members for all of your support while keeping you informed on the progress we have made in the past year. After a hiatus last year, we're excited to gather again outdoors and safely distanced* to celebrate another year of conservation successes.

This is a fun, family-friendly event open to all Upstate Forever members**. Food and libations will be available after the meeting portion has concluded.

This event is complementary, but your RSVP is appreciated. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 12.


*Upstate Forever encourages guests to follow CDC guidelines to protect yourself and others from Covid-19.

**If your membership has lapsed or you've never officially given, you can click here to make an online donation. An annual gift of $35 qualifies for an individual membership, $50 for a family membership.

Also in this month's update: 

  • 23 years and counting
    This month we celebrate 23 years since Brad Wyche founded Upstate Forever. During the first year, he worked alone in his home with no funds and no staff. Today, UF has 22 staff members and has protected nearly 28,000 acres across the Upstate, worked to safeguard our water resources, and advocated for vibrant and resilient communities.
  • Recent Abbeville land protection
    "Nature lovers have nearly 670 reasons to breathe easy." In case you missed it, we recently worked with 2 landowners in Abbeville Co. to protect 664 acres of forest, wetland, and creek frontage. Read more about Morrow Creek Timbers and MROS Preserve from the Greenwood Index-Journal.

  • Volunteer opportunity Sat. 10/2
    We are partnering with TreesUpstate for a volunteer work day at Conestee Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 2 from 9 am - 12 pm. Volunteers will help remove invasive species and mulch and trim trees. There are two shifts available to help maintain smaller groups and social distancing. Click here for more details and to register

And more! 

Click here to view this month's Upstate Update

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