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Upstate Forever is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization relying on generous contributions from people like you. Here’s how you can help Upstate Forever defend your natural resources and promote balanced growth.
Upstate Forever currently offers the following categories of volunteering work:
You can also become a citizen water monitor through the SC Adopt A Stream program, which is led in partnership by SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and the CU Center for Watershed Excellence. Upstate Forever was instrumental in advocating for a statewide Adopt A Stream program.
Upstate Forever does not have internships on a regular schedule, but we do occasionally engage interns for specific projects based on qualifications and availability. If you would like to be considered for future opportunities, please send your resume/CV to email@example.com.
In the face of rapid growth, more funding is needed to protect the Upstate’s special places while we still have the opportunity. Funding opens doors to protect even more land on an accelerated timeline.
Our team advocates for local and state policies that will help further our mission to protect the critical lands, waters, and unique character of Upstate South Carolina.
Oconee's Chau Ram Park has more than doubled in size thanks to a recent land acquisition. The property will be protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement held by Upstate Forever.
Check out our blueway maps to find river access locations, recommended skill levels, river rapids, recommended flow levels and other useful information.
Two of the region's fastest growing areas are updating their comprehensive plans. Join our mailing lists to stay informed.
Your planned gift can help us achieve our goals for current and future generations, while you enjoy a wide variety of tax benefits.