Join Our Virtual Citizens Planning Academy

This online, interactive course is designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders understand processes that drive local planning and land use policy decisions, as well as the roles and perspectives of diverse stakeholders. Eight one-hour lunch and learn-style sessions will take place over Zoom beginning on Wednesdays in April.

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Conservation victory in Greenville County! - December 15th, 2020

This evening, Greenville County Council passed an ordinance establishing a trust fund to help permanently protect Greenville’s natural and historic assets for residents, visitors, and future generations. read more

By Andrea Cooper

The Upstate Update: December 2020 - December 14th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share the latest news about a natural gas pipeline proposed for northern Greenville County, work to protect the Three and Twenty watershed in Anderson and Pickens Counties, and more. read more

Act now to influence the City of Greenville's draft tree ordinance - December 10th, 2020

The City of Greenville planning commission will host a public hearing on long-awaited and much-needed changes to strengthen the City's tree ordinance on Thursday, December 17. Here's what you need to know and how you can get involved. read more

Farming soil: Restorative grazing in Laurens County - December 4th, 2020

Laurens County residents Chad Culbertson and Patrick Jackson have formed a partnership that has restored soil quality on their neighboring farms. read more

By Caitlyn Smith Gendusa

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

Wounds & Wildness: A conversation with authors John Lane and Drew Lanham - November 12th, 2020

Local authors John Lane and Drew Lanham reflect on the ways the world around them inspires their writing. read more

Two chances to explore the City of Greenville's proposed Comp Plan - November 10th, 2020

Join us for two virtual events on November 16th at 5:30 pm or November 18th at noon to learn more about GVL 2040, the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan that will shape the next 20 years of growth in Greenville. read more

Greenville needs a Unified Development Ordinance that lines up with the Comp Plan - November 1st, 2020

Hundreds of residents actively engaged in the process of developing the county’s future plan for growth. Now it is time to put that plan to action.   read more

By Lisa Hallo

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