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.
Greenville Journal: COVID-19 has brought the need for land protection to the forefront
- August 6th 2020
In this letter to the editor of the Greenville Journal, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares how the ongoing crisis has shown just how critical it is to protect even more land across the Upstate, especially in fast-growing counties like Greenville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.