Legislative Updates 2024: February 26 - March 1 - March 5th, 2024

We had a great turnout of over 100 advocates at the hearings for the Ten-Year Energy Transformation Act. Learn about this and check out our Smart Growth Spotlight, updates on two bills on the move, and more in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: February 19 - 23 - February 27th, 2024

In this week's Legislative Updates, learn about an advocacy opportunity at the Statehouse, the Trails Tax Credit Bill moves to full Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Agriculture Committee hosts an important conversation on surface water, and view the State budget adopted by the House Ways and Means Committee. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: February 12 - 16 - February 21st, 2024

Find out about bills on the move in the week's Legislative Updates. Plus take a deep dive with State Policy Director Megan Chase-Muller into a highly anticipated energy bill - we have some concerns about this bill that you can take action on. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Meet the Team: Land Conservation Operations Coordinator Laura Smith - February 20th, 2024

Get to know Upstate Forever's Land Conservation Operations Coordinator Laura Smith through a few rapid-fire questions. read more

The Upstate Update: February 2024 - February 19th, 2024

In this month's Upstate Update, the protected property numbers are in! See how much land we protected through conservation easement in 2023. Also learn about the Executive Director transition, upcoming volunteer workdays and neighborhood meetings, and much more. read more

The Green Book of SC: A Guide to African American Cultural Sites - February 14th, 2024

Are you interested in discovering African American cultural sites across South Carolina? If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month this February, or if you’re generally interested in learning more about African American history in the state, then check out The Green Book of South Carolina by the WeGOJA Foundation. In this post, we interview WeGOJA Executive Director Dawn Dawson-House about The Green Book and how it is helping people discover African American cultural sites across SC. read more

By Elizabeth Swails

Aldon Knight to assume Executive Director role this spring - February 13th, 2024

Current Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares some important news about the future of our organization. read more

By Andrea Cooper

Legislative Updates 2024: February 5 - 9 - February 12th, 2024

In this weeks Legislative Updates, take look inside the camaraderie that occurred at the 21st Annual Conservation Lobby Day, learn about a new bill that would increase tax credits for conservation easements, read about the Working Agricultural Lands bill that's headed for ratification, and see how energy is still top of mind for lawmakers. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

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