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

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

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