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Upstate Forever’s ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon celebrates individuals and organizations for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth.
This year’s award recipients are:
Glenn Hilliard, for his tireless advocacy for trails, green spaces, and natural places in the Upstate, for his determined quest for excellence in conservation outcomes, and for his leadership in the Saluda Grade initiative.
Ben Duncan, South Carolina Chief Resilience Officer, for his determined advocacy at the state level for enhanced water quality and smart approaches to resource protection.
The Honorable Chandra E. Dillard, for her consistent voice in support of important land and water protection issues in the Upstate and statewide, and for her leadership as a voice for conservation statewide.
Dr. Joe Lesesne, for a lifetime of dedicated service to the natural world; for his conservation efforts in the Upstate and beyond; for his dedicated service to Upstate Forever as an advocate, board member and board chair; and for his leadership throughout the state as a voice for common-sense approaches to land and water conservation.
In lieu of printed programs and in an effort to conserve natural resources, the event program containing the agenda, award recipient information, and more is now available in a digital format. Download the PDF
Award nominators, Upstate Forever staff, and award recipients reflect on the contributions of this year's honorees. Watch the videos on YouTube
Re-live the celebration by flipping through our 2023 ForeverGreen photo album. View the photos on Flickr
This annual celebration of conservation leaders is made possible by the generosity of these sponsors.
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