Join Our Earth Month Virtual Cleanup Challenge

Grab your gloves and a garbage bag and join us for a virtual community cleanup in celebration of Earth Month! Just head out and clean up, snap and share a photo, and win great prizes. Visit our blog for more details.

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The Upstate Update

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 highlights from the Upstate Update here on the Upstate Forever blog each month. If you would like to receive the complete Upstate Update directly in your email inbox, please sign up for the mailing list.

The Upstate Update: July 2020 - July 26th, 2020

In this return to our monthly newsletter format, we share news of two newly protected properties in Union County, how some national energy and conservation news could affect us in the Upstate, and more. read more

Our commitment to racial justice - June 3rd, 2020

Upstate Forever envisions a future that is healthy, vibrant, and prosperous, that offers a high quality of life now and for future generations. That vision cannot become a reality for all who call the Upstate home while racial violence and systemic injustices exist in our communities and across the country. read more

COVID Weekly Update: May 22, 2020 - May 22nd, 2020

In this week's update, Land Policy Director Lisa Hallo reflects on her recent experiences in nature and the importance of accessible greenspace for all. read more

COVID Weekly Update: May 8, 2020 - May 8th, 2020

In this week's update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares what our team has accomplished these past two months. read more

COVID Weekly Update: May 1, 2020 - May 1st, 2020

In this week's update, Clean Water Director Erika Hollis discusses the Value of Water and introduces the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of the Upstate Advocate. Plus, how a landmark Supreme Court decision impacts UF's Clean Water Act lawsuit against Kinder Morgan and a new funding partnership for agricultural land protection. read more

COVID Weekly Update: Earth Day Edition (April 22, 2020) - April 22nd, 2020

In this week's update, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! read more

COVID Weekly Update: April 17, 2020 - April 17th, 2020

In this week's update, we'll take you along on a virtual stewardship site visit, share a fun and family-friendly outdoor activity, and more. read more

COVID Weekly Update: April 10, 2020 - April 10th, 2020

Earth Month has arrived! While this year's celebration certainly feels different than any other, we're offering some ways we can honor Earth Month together — virtually — in this week's update. read more

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