Big win for water! 50' riparian buffers in Greenville County - January 5th, 2024

Upstate Forever and local partners that comprise the Reedy River Water Quality Group (RRWQG) and other clean water advocates have aggressively championed adoption of stronger riparian buffer requirements in Greenville County for well-over a decade. We are thrilled to see 50' wide riparian buffers now required for new development along all Waters-of-the-State in unincorporated parts of the county. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Action Alert: Support 50' riparian buffers for new development - December 20th, 2023

It is the final push for the 50' riparian buffer ordinance county-wide on all waters of the state. Join us wearing blue at 6:00 on January 2nd at County Council. Show support for this critical ordinance at the public hearing and third reading. Make this your first act of advocacy in the new year! read more

The Upstate Update: December 2023 - December 20th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we share stories from our supporters, provide some recent protected property highlights, honor Board of Directors member Glenn Hilliard for his work on the Foothills Trail, and more recent news. read more

The Water Log: December 2023 - December 18th, 2023

The year is coming to a close, and the Clean Water team shares their successes in this month's Water Log. See how Phase 1 of the Three & Twenty Creek project unfolded, how our team is participating in the the SC Water Plan, and the funding we've received to develop a Watershed-Based Plan for the Rocky River Watershed. read more

By Erika Hollis

Meet the Team: Board Member Phil Feisal - December 12th, 2023

Get to know one of Upstate Forever's newest Board members, Phil Feisal, through a few rapid-fire questions. read more

The City of Clemson puts sustainability at the forefront of conservation efforts - December 4th, 2023

Check out our recent Q&A with Clemson Mayor Robert Halfacre and City Urban and Park Land Management Director Tony Tidwell. They explain some new sustainability projects and other initiatives already underway in Clemson, including Berkeley Orchard, the "Grow a Greener Clemson" campaign, the Monarch USA accreditation, and establishing Clemson as a Certified National Wildlife Habitat. read more

The Steward: Restoration Recap - December 4th, 2023

Read our latest edition of The Steward, Upstate Forever's new digital newsletter for conservation easement landowners, to read about native grass seed collecting, an update from our restoration projects at Rocky River Nature Park in Anderson County, and more. read more

By Lauren Ulich

The Upstate Update: November 2023 - November 29th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we express our gratitude for the support we've received this year, showcase what staff has been up to recently, and remember Rudy Mancke and the enormous impact he had on conservation in South Carolina. read more

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