How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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Legislative Updates 2019: Week 15 - April 21st, 2019

With only a handful of legislative days remaining in this year's session and the Solar Bill awaiting a vote on the Senate floor any day now, your action is needed! Updates on the Solar Bill (aka Energy Freedom Act) and more in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Phil Gaines: 'I have failed at retirement miserably' - April 18th, 2019

An interview with South Carolina’s long-serving State Parks Director and recipient of the Public Servant of the Year Award at the 2019 ForeverGreen Awards read more

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 14 - April 14th, 2019

We have nine days to get The Solar Bill past its final hurdle, plus other bills we are watching and more news in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Clean Water Act: History, Controversy, and Impacts to South Carolina — Part 3 of 3 - April 7th, 2019

The EPA is proposing to change a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which outlines water bodies that qualify for federal protection. In the latest post of this 3-part series, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase clarifies the Clean Water Act's controversy surrounding agriculture and developers read more

By Megan Chase

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 13 - April 7th, 2019

The Energy Freedom Act may move to the Senate floor this week, updates on the utility oversight reform bill, and what to expect during these last five weeks of the South Carolina State Legislative Session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Clean Water Act: History, Controversy, and Impacts to South Carolina — Part 2 of 3 - April 3rd, 2019

The EPA is proposing to change a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which outlines water bodies that qualify for federal protection. In the latest post of this 3-part series, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase chronicles the history of the Clean Water Act and details on the proposed rollbacks. read more

By Megan Chase

Crossroads Campaign Update: We Are Close, But We Still Need Your Help - April 1st, 2019

As we celebrate the start of Earth Month, we are delighted to share that we are just $88,000 short of our Crossroads Campaign goal! Help us reach our goal by April 30 and receive a limited edition Be the Upstate tee created in collaboration with Dapper Ink. read more

By Aldon Knight

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 12 - March 31st, 2019

The Solar Bill has finally been voted out of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, and other bills we are watching in the South Carolina State Legislature. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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