The Water Log

Water is our planet's most precious natural resource, and Upstate Forever is working to safeguard both the quantity and quality of water in our region. Our Clean Water team sends out a periodic newsletter dedicated to clean water issues and advocacy, archived below.

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The Water Log: Spring Events and Lawncare Best Practices - May 9th, 2022

Spring has sprung! Read our latest Clean Water newsletter for information on upcoming events and how you can safeguard local water quality while working on your lawn this season. read more

By Erika Hollis

The Water Log: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act! - April 12th, 2022

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. This leaves those of us in the Clean Water world wondering... How are SC’s impaired waters doing? In this issue of The Water Log, UF's Clean Water newsletter, we delve into our waters’ status and how we compare to other waters throughout the nation. read more

By Erika Hollis

What is a Watershed-Based Plan? - March 7th, 2022

Our Clean Water team offers a deep dive on a key aspect of our work to safeguard the Upstate's water resources. read more

The Water Log: Do you know where your water comes from? - February 2nd, 2022

Find out on a UF member field trip to Anderson Regional Joint Water System's treatment facility. Plus, read about 2021 Clean Water successes, priorities for 2022, and our new team member. read more

By Erika Hollis

The Water Log: What does your septic system have to do with water quality? - September 29th, 2021

Healthy and property functioning septic systems are critical to protecting local water quality. read more

By Erika Hollis

The Water Log: Act now to protect clean drinking water in SC! - March 11th, 2021

Your support is needed to protect South Carolina's drinking water from toxic "forever chemicals." Read more about PFAS and the upcoming Virtual Lobby Week from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition in the latest edition of The Water Log, our periodic newsletter dedicated to all things water from Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase. read more

By Megan Chase

The Water Log: What do trees have to do with clean water? - December 18th, 2020

Throughout the process of updating the City of Greenville's Tree Ordinance, Upstate Forever and others have discussed the benefits trees have on slowing stormwater flow, flood retention, and streambank stabilization. read more

By Megan Chase

The Water Log: Local solutions to flooding and pollutant runoff - August 14th, 2020

Greenville County has already experienced two 10-year floods in 2020 alone, and has nearly reached its 50.1-inch average annual rainfall with 49.5 inches of rain since January. read more

By Megan Chase

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