Hiring: Land Policy Manager

We are seeking a Land Policy Manager to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. If you would like to advance Upstate Forever's strategic goals related to land policy including protecting urban tree canopy and green spaces, expanding housing & mobility choices, building healthy, inclusive communities in rapidly urbanizing areas, protecting riparian buffers, productive farmlands and forests, and critical habitats in rural areas, learn more and apply today.

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ForeverGreen Luncheon

ForeverGreen Luncheon

Date & Time

February 24th 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Embassy Suites

670 Verdae Boulevard
Greenville, South Carolina 29607


Upstate Forever's ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon is sold out! If you would still like to attend, please join our waitlist at ForeverGreen2020.eventbrite.com — you will be notified if a ticket(s) becomes available.

Upstate Forever’s ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon celebrates individuals and organizations for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth.

In addition to the awards program, this year’s ForeverGreen Luncheon will feature a special celebration to honor Upstate Forever’s founder and conservation hero Brad Wyche. 

2020 Awards

The Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award

Tom Kester, for his faithful ongoing support of Upstate Forever and other local conservation efforts

The Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion

Norman Pulliam, for his visionary leadership as SC Department of Natural Resources board chair

Public Servant of the Year

Rep. Bill Sandifer, for his game-changing role in passing the Energy Freedom Act

Special Celebration

In addition to the awards program, this year’s ForeverGreen Luncheon will feature a special celebration to honor Upstate Forever’s founder and conservation hero Brad Wyche.

In 1998, Brad left a successful law practice and founded Upstate Forever to protect special places and promote responsible growth in our region. During the first year, he worked alone in his home with no funds and no staff. Today, Upstate Forever has 21 staff members and has protected more than 23,000 acres across the Upstate. The positive impact Brad has made on the Upstate — and South Carolina as a whole — is tremendous.

A Greenville native, Brad has served on two gubernatorial commissions, co-founded the Upstate Mediation Network and Friends of the Reedy River, served as chair of the SC Board of Health and Environmental Control, been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by his peers, and received SC’s highest civilian award, the Order of the Palmetto. He also worked closely with his father Tommy Wyche to protect 100,000+ acres in the SC Blue Ridge Mountains — one of the most significant conservation achievements in our nation’s history. Read more about Brad's numerous achievements

Join us this February as we celebrate Brad: his legacy of humble leadership, his dedication to finding common ground, and his remarkable history of service to South Carolina.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Individual tickets to the ForeverGreen Luncheon are for sale at our Eventbrite page. Discounted early bird tickets are available for $35 each until 5 pm on 1/31/20. After that, tickets are $50 each and are on sale until the luncheon begins.

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Sponsorship information

For more information about this event, please contact Murray Dorn at murray@smoakpr.com.

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