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: November 2020 - November 22nd, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on our team's successes thus far in 2020 and share several ways you can support our work, announce some great news for conservation in Oconee County, explain what's going on with land use planning and policy in Greenville, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2020 - October 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share several recent land conservation successes, a preview of the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, and two important ways Upstate residents can support Greenville County's future this week. read more

The Upstate Update: September 2020 - September 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some huge solar energy news for SC, a petition you can sign to help protect Greenville County's rural communities, the latest on the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: August 2020 - August 24th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares how COVID-19 has brought the need for land protection to the forefront, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares flooding and stormwater tools, and we share our GVL2040 (the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan) advocacy priorities. read more

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

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