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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COVID Weekly Update: May 8, 2020 - May 8th, 2020

In this week's update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares what our team has accomplished these past two months. read more

How Upstate Forever works to protect water - May 5th, 2020

Now, more than ever, it's crucial we protect our region's water sources. Learn more about how Upstate Forever's Clean Water team works to protect the Upstate's clean and abundant waters. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: April 27-May 1 - May 4th, 2020

They're coming back! Find out when our SC Senators and Representatives are heading back to the Statehouse, plus find information about upcoming Conversations with Conservationists webinars in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

COVID Weekly Update: May 1, 2020 - May 1st, 2020

In this week's update, Clean Water Director Erika Hollis discusses the Value of Water and introduces the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of the Upstate Advocate. Plus, how a landmark Supreme Court decision impacts UF's Clean Water Act lawsuit against Kinder Morgan and a new funding partnership for agricultural land protection. read more

Upstate Forever awarded $3.9 million USDA funding partnership - April 29th, 2020

Regional Conservation Partnership Program funding will be leveraged to protect critical land and water resources. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: April 20-24 - April 26th, 2020

We are still waiting to hear whether either Senate or the House will return to take up a Sine Die Resolution and a Continuing Resolution, or whether they will adjourn without those resolutions. More about what's at stake in this week's Legislative Update from UF's Director of Energy & State Policy. read more

By Shelley Robbins

How development impacts water quality - April 23rd, 2020

As our region grows, it’s more important than ever to protect water quality in the Upstate. read more

By Erika Hollis

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - April 22nd, 2020

While we can’t join together to celebrate this momentous anniversary and day of action, we can celebrate together, apart. We've compiled some ways you can join us to recognize Earth Day 2020. read more

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