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Aldon Knight to assume Executive Director role at Upstate Forever this May

Aldon Knight to assume Executive Director role at Upstate Forever this May - February 13th 2024

Current ED Andrea Cooper will stay engaged with the organization, focusing on strategy, special projects, and donor relations. read more


More forests, farms, and green space protected by Upstate Forever in 2023

More forests, farms, and green space protected by Upstate Forever in 2023 - January 30th 2024

Upstate Forever worked with landowners, funders, and partners to facilitate permanent conservation easements on nearly 800 acres last year in Upstate South Carolina. read more


Public Invited to Give Input on Saluda Grade Trail

Public Invited to Give Input on Saluda Grade Trail - September 21st 2023

Two public meetings have been scheduled on the Saluda Grade Trail—in Inman, SC on Oct. 17 and Columbus, NC on Oct. 19. The public is invited to drop in, learn more about the proposed trail, and share their goals, ideas, and concerns. read more


SC includes $10 million in new budget for the Saluda Grade Trail

SC includes $10 million in new budget for the Saluda Grade Trail - June 22nd 2023

The Saluda Grade Trail Conservancy, of which Upstate Forever is a member, is pleased to share that the SC State Legislature recently included $10 million in the 2023-2024 budget towards the purchase of the Saluda Grade Trail, which will run through Northern Spartanburg and Greenville Counties into the mountains of Western NC. read more


Agreement Reached on Saluda Grade Rail Line

Agreement Reached on Saluda Grade Rail Line - March 16th 2023

A coalition of nonprofits including Upstate Forever that is spearheading the Saluda Grade Trail has reached an agreement with Norfolk Southern to sell the 31-mile rail line for use as a recreational rail trail. read more


Upstate Forever to Host 2023 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon

Upstate Forever to Host 2023 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon - March 15th 2023

We are excited to host the annual ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon on Monday, April 24, 2023, at the Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard. read more


More than 700 acres in Anderson, Greenville, Pickens Counties recently protected by Upstate Forever

More than 700 acres in Anderson, Greenville, Pickens Counties recently protected by Upstate Forever - February 15th 2023

Upstate Forever's nationally accredited land trust recently protected six properties totalling 735 acres in partnership with landowners across the Upstate. read more


New fund helps clean up Anderson’s waterways

New fund helps clean up Anderson’s waterways - January 12th 2023

The Anderson County Watershed Protection Council — of which Upstate Forever is a member — has announced that they are awarding grants from $30,000 to $90,000 to the Rocky River Conservancy and the Anderson Soil and Water Conservation District. The recipients are launching projects that will improve water quality and education in the county. read more

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