How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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Legislative Wrap Up - May 2017 - May 17th, 2017

The SC Legislature wrapped up their most recent session on May 11. Here’s a recap of the bills we worked on at Upstate Forever as a member of the Steering Committee for the CVSC's Conservation Coalition. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The property rights disconnect - February 26th, 2017

There is a significant disconnect between federal regulations and local control and impact. The siting of infrastructure is a tricky thing, as is the issue of “need” relative to the power of eminent domain. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Here's why you can no longer recycle glass in the Upstate - March 16th, 2016

Citizens in many communities in the Upstate are dismayed by recent announcements that they will no longer be able to recycle their household glass. Unfortunately, the cities and counties affected have no choice in the matter. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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