Upstate Forever received an $80K grant from Greenville Women Giving
- May 10th 2017
At their Annual Meeting, GWG awarded Upstate Forever a grant for $80,000 in the Environmental category. Upstate Forever will use the grant funds to preserve the character of Falls Park by permanently protecting 55 Camperdown from the recently proposed development. The grant will also be used to fund work protecting Greenville’s rapidly vanishing farmlands to help retain the Upstate's rural heritage and create a strong foundation for local food.
UF is not pursuing further review of Dominion Pipeline; will focus on regulatory reform
- April 26th 2017
On April 11, SC DHEC circulated a Notice of Department Decision, effectively agreeing that Dominion Carolinas Gas Transmission’s Transco to Charleston natural gas pipeline project will not negatively impact water quality along it’s 55-mile route through Spartanburg, Laurens, Newberry and Greenwood Counties. This decision is the last hurdle in the pipeline’s regulatory approval process. Based on this fact and our analysis of the situation with VC Summer, Upstate Forever and SCELP will not request DHEC Board review of the Dominion Transco to Charleston pipeline project.
Thank you to our 2017 ForeverGreen Luncheon Sponsors
- February 22nd 2017
Upstate Forever’s ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon was extra special this year, thanks in big part to our generous sponsors. In addition to honoring six amazing conservation champions, the event featured lunch prepared by award-winning chef Alan Scott. WYFF’s Myra Ruiz emceed the event, which culminated with an entertaining and informative keynote speech by Josh Dorfman, “The Lazy Environmentalist.”