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Southern Environmental Law Center: Duke Energy’s future rooftop solar customers can expect savings

Southern Environmental Law Center: Duke Energy’s future rooftop solar customers can expect savings - September 17th 2020

Clean energy advocates, including Upstate Forever, reach deal with Duke Energy to expand solar choice in the Carolinas. read more


Upstate Forever Receives $75,000 from Hollingsworth Funds

Upstate Forever Receives $75,000 from Hollingsworth Funds - August 26th 2020

Grant funds will support efforts to work with community leaders, residents, and stakeholders to advance progressive land use policies that address our community’s most pressing issues. read more


Upstate Forever awarded $3.9 million USDA funding partnership

Upstate Forever awarded $3.9 million USDA funding partnership - April 29th 2020

Regional Conservation Partnership Program funding will be leveraged to protect critical land and water resources. read more


Landmark Supreme Court decision impacts Upstate pollution suit

Landmark Supreme Court decision impacts Upstate pollution suit - April 24th 2020

Ruling on Clean Water Act supports Upstate Forever’s case against Kinder Morgan for 2014 diesel spill in Belton. read more


Upstate Forever’s land trust renews national accreditation

Upstate Forever’s land trust renews national accreditation - March 27th 2020

Less than one-third of land trusts nationwide earn this distinction from the Land Trust Alliance. read more


Upstate Forever to Host 2020 ForeverGreen Luncheon

Upstate Forever to Host 2020 ForeverGreen Luncheon - January 20th 2020

This year’s event on February 24 will honor founder Brad Wyche and conservation advocates in the Upstate. read more


Conservation Director position named in honor of Glenn Hilliard

Conservation Director position named in honor of Glenn Hilliard - November 13th 2019

At the September 2019 meeting, the Upstate Forever (UF) board voted to name the land conservation director position “The Glenn Hilliard Director of Land Conservation.” This naming is in recognition of Glenn's support of Upstate Forever, and for the time and energy he spends promoting land protection in the Upstate. Glenn, a tireless advocate for all things natural, is an Upstate Master Naturalist, UF board member, and chair of the Land Conservation Committee. read more


Upstate Forever exceeds $7.5 million capital campaign goal

Upstate Forever exceeds $7.5 million capital campaign goal - October 23rd 2019

We are pleased to announce that we raised more than $8.4 million in the Crossroads Campaign to protect green space, safeguard water quality, and promote balanced development in the Upstate region. The Crossroads Campaign launched publicly in March of 2019 and included including a $1 million anonymous gift made in memory of Marjorie E. Schmidt, a long-time Greenville resident with a heart for nature. Upstate Forever will use funds from the Crossroads Campaign to help: permanently protect 15,000 additional acres of land by 2022; safeguard the region’s water quality and quantity; provide for work with communities to reduce sprawl, and engage more voices for conservation and responsible growth practices. read more

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