The Upstate Update: October 2022 - October 23rd, 2022

In this month's Upstate Update, read about the recently protected Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens County, find 3 great spots for fall foliage viewing, catch up on recent events, and more. read more

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Op-Ed: In South Carolina, we are all connected by a web of water - October 23rd, 2022

Land Conservation Specialist Richard Carr shares how we all have a part to play in protecting one of South Carolina's most precious natural resources. read more

By Richard Carr

Three great treks for fall foliage viewing - October 21st, 2022

As the Upstate’s lush landscape becomes awash in the reds, oranges, and yellows of fall, you’ll likely find yourself itching to head out and take in the sights of autumn’s arrival. From an accessible path close to the city to a rugged trek, these three trails will offer spectacular views of fall foliage and protected lands. read more

Historic Soapstone Church and grounds permanently protected - October 20th, 2022

Established by formerly enslaved people following the Civil War, the six-acre property home to the historic Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens County has been permanently protected through a conservation easement. read more

Meet the Team: Assistant Director of Development and Community Relations Grace Flaspoehler - September 28th, 2022

Each month, we introduce you to a member of the Upstate Forever staff through a few rapid fire questions. This month, get to know Assistant Director of Development and Community Relations Grace Flaspoehler. read more

The Upstate Update: September 2022 - September 25th, 2022

In this month's Upstate Update, find three great ways to connect with UF next month and catch up on our team's latest work. read more

Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2022 Presentations and Resources - September 22nd, 2022

Speaker presentations, materials, and other information for participants of this fall's Citizens Planning Academy. read more

The Water Log: Riparian Buffers in Greenville County - September 11th, 2022

Find out what a riparian buffer is, why they are important, and the need for strengthening county-wide requirements in Greenville County. read more

By Erika Hollis

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