A Campaign for Upstate Forever


Upstate Forever is excited to announce Generations, a campaign to fund our work to protect the region’s critical lands, waters, and unique character for the years to come. 

Through the Generations Campaign, we are working to secure $7 million to safeguard the Upstate’s natural resources as the region experiences significant growth and development.

We hope you’ll join us on this journey. Together we can leave our children, grandchildren, and future generations a great Upstate legacy: healthy lands and waters and the tools and skills they need to keep protecting the places they love long into the future. 

HOW TO support the Generations Campaign

What does the campaign fund? 

This campaign isn’t about changing what we do. It’s about doing more of it. Because that’s what it’s going to take if we want Upstate communities and the remarkable natural assets that define them to thrive for generations to come. 

We have identified three key strategic priorities to meet the challenges our region is experiencing, amplify our impact, and exponentially grow protections for the Upstate’s lands and waters in the years ahead.

Your generosity will make it possible for us to:  

  • Broaden and deepen our core conservation efforts as we strive to reach our next milestone of 50,000 protected acres.
  • Advocate for policies that support balanced growth and conservation at the municipal, regional, and state level, and increase funding for conservation across the Upstate. 
  • Reach more residents — especially younger residents and people of color — and equip them with the tools they need to become our “boots on the ground” and protect the places they love. 

To read more about the campaign and Upstate Forever's priorities, view the Generations Campaign Case for Support and Upstate Forever’s Strategic Goals.

Make a gift today


For more information about the Generations Campaign, contact Executive Director Aldon Knight at aknight@upstateforever.org.

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