Legislative Updates 2020: April 13-17 - April 19th, 2020

The governor weighs in on the legislature's failure to reach a consensus on the two resolutions that are needed to keep the state functioning. Plus, the latest on the Conversations with Conservationists webinar series from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. read more

By Shelley Robbins

New State Water Plan focuses on regional water needs - April 17th, 2020

To ensure that an adequate and reliable supply of water will be available for our homes, businesses, farms, and ecosystems for the next 50 years, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is updating our State Water Plan. Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares why you should care and how you can help ensure the Upstate has plenty of water as the region grows. read more

By Megan Chase

Legislative Updates 2020: April 6-10 - April 12th, 2020

The SC House and Senate reconvened for one day this week to pass a Continuing Resolution and Sine Die Resolution, but were derailed by disagreements over the fate of state-owned utility Santee Cooper. Find more details, plus information about the upcoming Conversations with Conservationists webinars, in this week's Legislative Update. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 12 - April 5th, 2020

To avoid a budgetary crisis, both the House and the Senate will carefully convene this week. Plus, find registration links and information for the next two "Conversations with Conservationists" webinars. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Citizens Planning Academy: Spring 2020 Presentations and Information - April 1st, 2020

Speaker presentations, materials, and other information from this spring's Citizens Planning Academy series. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 11 - March 29th, 2020

There are no new announcements and no meetings scheduled at the Statehouse at the moment, but we have collaborated with our partners to bring you Conversations with Conservationists, a weekly webinar series about energy and conservation issues in SC. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Upstate Forever’s land trust renews national accreditation - March 27th, 2020

Less than one-third of land trusts nationwide earn this distinction from the Land Trust Alliance. read more

By Scott Park

Conversations with Conservationists - March 24th, 2020

The South Carolina Conservation Coalition — a group of more than 40 organizations from across SC, including Upstate Forever — is hosting a series of free, weekly webinars. You'll have the opportunity to hear from our partner organizations about offshore drilling, land protection, advocacy, the State Water Plan, and more. read more

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