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The Value of Water

The Spring/Summer 2020 issue of the Upstate Advocate — our twice yearly print newsletter sponsored by Pacolet Milliken Enterprises — explores threats facing our region’s water resources and how you can get involved in the fight to protect them. You can view excerpts from this issue below or click here to view the full print newsletter.

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Dr. John Quinn: We should see waterways & forests as economic assets - June 10th, 2020

The environmental aesthetic of the Upstate is something most, if not all, of us value. But how does that relative value translate to dollar value? Dr. John Quinn, an associate professor of Biology at Furman, explores the economic value of our region's natural resources. read more

What is clean water 'worth?' - May 28th, 2020

The average cost per gallon of tap water in the Upstate is less than 1 cent. Let us help put the value of clean water in perspective. read more

Mary Duckett: Clean water is a basic human right - May 26th, 2020

A lifelong resident of the Southernside community in Greenville, Mary Duckett has joined community leaders and environmental justice advocates to call for the cleanup of toxic coal tar along the Reedy River, the left-behind results of a long-shuttered manufactured gas plant. read more

Bruce Adams: Water is essential for local food - May 18th, 2020

A 4th-generation farmer discusses how he feeds a University campus without the use of an irrigation system. read more

Why does sprawl impact water quality? - May 13th, 2020

As pressure to develop more and more land across our region increases, so do the threats to the Upstate's water resources. read more

Brooks and Kay Wade: Our lakes, rivers, & streams make the Upstate beautiful - May 12th, 2020

The owners and operators of Jocassee Lake Tours share what makes the Upstate's waters special. read more

How Upstate Forever works to protect water - May 5th, 2020

Now, more than ever, it's crucial we protect our region's water sources. Learn more about how Upstate Forever's Clean Water team works to protect the Upstate's clean and abundant waters. read more

How development impacts water quality - April 23rd, 2020

As our region grows, it’s more important than ever to protect water quality in the Upstate. read more

By Erika Hollis

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