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Legislative Updates 2020: Week 10 - March 22nd, 2020

There is a lot of uncertainty related to the impact COVID-19 will have on South Carolina, but one thing has been made clear: your legislators and your conservation organizations have demonstrated an impressive ability to pivot, adapt and respond. read more

By Shelley Robbins

COVID Weekly Update: March 20, 2020 - March 20th, 2020

While much of our world has paused in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff's work to balance our region's growth with the protection of the Upstate's natural resources continues. To keep the Upstate's conservation advocates in-the-know from afar, we've shifted Upstate Forever's monthly newsletter, the Upstate Update, to a weekly update. read more

Seeking solace in uncertain times: How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19 - March 18th, 2020

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices closed this week while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. Find the rest of our response to the developing COVID-19 situation here. read more

The latest City of Greenville comprehensive plan updates - March 17th, 2020

GVL2040, the City of Greenville's comprehensive planning process, entered Phase 4 this month. Find out what happened at the latest meeting and what will happen next. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 9 - March 15th, 2020

Due to concerns surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the SC Conservation Coalition's Annual Lobby Day will become a virtual event, the Thirty-By-Thirty Conservation Act will be read in a Senate subcommittee this week, and updates on other bills we are following in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 8 - March 8th, 2020

Join us for the annual South Carolina Conservation Coalition Lobby Day and (free) oyster roast in Columbia on March 24! read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 7 - March 1st, 2020

What the Santee Cooper decisions could mean for us in the Upstate, the status of the Black Market Wildlife Trading Bill, and updates on other bills we are following in the SC Statehouse. read more

By Shelley Robbins

After the Flood: Changing views on floodwater policy at the local and statewide level - February 27th, 2020

Recent flooding around the Upstate has sparked a conversation about how land use and rapid growth have led to increased runoff from storm events. What Upstate Communities do now to control flooding will have lasting effects statewide. read more

By Megan Chase

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