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We need your support.

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.

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Stay informed

  • Join our email lists to receive general news or updates and action alerts dedicated to specific topics:
    • Monthly Newsletter and General Interest Emails
    • Greenville County Land Planning & Policy Issues
    • Land Protection in the Upstate: News and Opportunities
    • Planning & Growth Updates for Spartanburg County
    • South Carolina Legislative Updates
    • The Water Log
  • Attend an event
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application and Waiver form and send it to Cathy Bester at cbester@upstateforever.org.

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.

Jobs

Upstate Forever has no open positions at this time. To receive updates about future opportunities, join our email newsletter list at upstateforever.org/email, or follow us on social media on LinkedInFacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

Internships

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 and cover letter to info@upstateforever.org.

What’s Happening

ForeverGreen

ForeverGreen 2022

Join us on Monday, June 13 for our annual awards luncheon celebrating individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to conservation in Upstate South Carolina. Tickets are available now.

The

The Upstate Advocate

The latest issue shares the stories of six remarkable women leading the Upstate to a green, vibrant, and prosperous future, in addition to the latest news of our work across the region.

Limited

Limited Edition Tees

Wear your Upstate pride while supporting our work. When you make a gift of $35 or more, we'll send you our brand new tee celebrating special species of the Upstate. Available in sage or cream while supplies last.

Our

Our advocacy priorities

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.

Diversity,

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

To realize our vision of a future that is healthy, vibrant, and prosperous for the Upstate, we know it is vitally important and essential to our core values that we engage the diverse community we serve.

Giving

Giving Back

Your planned gift can help us achieve our goals for current and future generations, while you enjoy a wide variety of tax benefits.

IT’S NOW OR NEVER

Preserve our region’s character

Growth in the Upstate is skyrocketing. We must act immediately to protect our region’s natural resources and unique character from unchecked sprawl and short-sighted development practices. Join our mailing list to receive news, updates, and action alerts.

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