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The Upstate Update: July 2019 - July 17th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we thank Mast General Store and shoppers for their generous support on Land Trust Day, plus share our Clean Water team's experience at the 2019 River Rally in Cleveland, Ohio, Upstate Forever's latest news, and details on upcoming events. read more

Upstate Forever to Seek Reaccreditation from the Land Trust Alliance — Public Comment Period Now Open - July 10th, 2019

The Land Trust Alliance’s land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. In 2008, Upstate Forever became the first land trust organization in South Carolina to receive national accreditation. Upstate Forever is pleased to announce it is now applying for renewal of accreditation. read more

By Scott Park

Is Your Local Waterway Safe for Swimming? - June 25th, 2019

Upstate Forever's Katie Hottel recently spoke with WSPA 7News about water quality and when it is safe for you and your family to go for a dip in Upstate waterways. read more

The Upstate Update: June 2019 - June 25th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, learn about a nearly 1,000-acre expansion to Jones Gap State Park, plus find fun summer activities across the Upstate and mark your calendars for several upcoming events. read more

Nearly 1,000 acres protected, donated to Jones Gap State Park - June 24th, 2019

Jones Gap State Park has become approximately 25 percent larger following a donation of 955 acres to the SC Department of Parks, Recreations & Tourism from The Nature Conservancy. The property, known as Gap Creek, is protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement held by Upstate Forever. read more

How to Preserve Nature While Hiking and Camping - June 13th, 2019

8 tips to keep in mind as you enjoy the great outdoors to help protect our natural surroundings for wildlife and future visitors. read more

The Upstate Update: May 2019 - May 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate the results of the Duke Energy basic facilities charge case, report on the ending of the 2019 state Legislative Session, and share how you can get your own exclusive "Be the Upstate" tee. read more

Duke Energy’s Proposed Basic Facilities Charge Slashed - May 21st, 2019

Upstate Forever partnered with the Southern Environmental Law Center, the NAACP, and the Coastal Conservation League to intervene in the Duke Energy rate case. After many months of hearings and deliberation, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina has issued the final order: Duke’s basic facilities charge will be raised to $11.96 instead of the proposed $28. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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