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Upstate Forever to Host 2022 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon - May 23rd 2022

Upstate Forever is excited to host the annual ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon on Monday, June 13th, 2022, at the Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard. The luncheon celebrates individuals for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth. In addition to the 2022 awards program, this year’s ForeverGreen Luncheon will also honor 2021 award recipients.

Upstate Forever’s Executive Director, Andrea Cooper, is thrilled to celebrate individuals throughout the Upstate, who are actively working to better the environment as a whole. “This year will be very special as we celebrate both our 2021 and 2022 award recipients,” Cooper said. “We were unable to celebrate this event in 2021 due to the pandemic, so we are eager to bring everyone together to honor the incredible impact these individuals and organizations have made throughout the Upstate region.”

This year’s award recipients are:

  • The Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award: Mable Owens Clarke, for her tireless and quiet dedication to secure the preservation of the historic Soapstone Church in Pickens County
  • The Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion: Hoyt Grant, for his dedication to conservation and the protection of the iconic Grant Meadow and Table Rock viewshed
  • Public Servant of the Year: Interpretive Ranger Tim Lee, for his decades of service and wildlife education at the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area
  • Clean Water Champion: Tyger River Foundation, for their ongoing work to protect and provide access to water in Spartanburg County

Upstate Forever’s 2022 ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon

Monday, June 13th at 11:00 am | Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville
Individual tickets to the ForeverGreen Luncheon are for sale at

Seating will be limited, and a recording of the event will be made available after the event

For more information, please contact Murray Benson at 

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