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

Plan Spartanburg – Planning for equity - October 25th, 2020

In a guest column for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett writes about the importance of Project Spartanburg's equity-focused comprehensive plan. read more

By Sherry Barrett

The Upstate Update: October 2020 - October 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share several recent land conservation successes, a preview of the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, and two important ways Upstate residents can support Greenville County's future this week. read more

Inspired: Fiber Artist Sarah Mandell - October 19th, 2020

Sarah Mandell creates realistic needle felted landscapes inspired by the beauty she finds in Upstate SC's mountains, lakes, farms, and forests. In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, she tells us more about her work, process, and inspiration. read more

Inspired: Abstract Expressionist Painter Roberto Cortez - October 19th, 2020

Self-taught painter Roberto Cortez reflects on how the beauty and landscapes of the Upstate inspire his abstract work in this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate. read more

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