Fall 2022 Citizens Planning Academy

Apply now for our interactive, introductory course designed to lay the foundation for Greenville, SC-area residents to become more informed, effective, and influential participants in local land use planning and policy decision-making.

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Thank You

Your Support Makes a Difference

Because of supporters like you, our staff is able to continue making great progress towards our mission of protecting the critical lands, waters, and unique character of Upstate South Carolina.

If you'd like to take your support of Upstate Forever to the next level, here are several ways you can get involved:

  • Join our email lists to receive general news or updates and action alerts dedicated to specific topics:
    • Monthly Newsletter and General Interest Emails
    • Greenville County Land Planning & Policy Issues
    • Land Protection in the Upstate: News and Opportunities
    • Planning & Growth Updates for Spartanburg County
    • South Carolina Legislative Updates
    • The Water Log
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  • Join us at an event

What’s Happening

Saluda

Saluda Grade Rail Trail

We are proud to be among several nonprofits working to transform the inactive Saluda Grade railroad corridor into an approximately 31-mile rail trail that would run from Inman, SC to Zirconia, NC.

Limited

Limited Edition Tees

Wear your Upstate pride while supporting our work. When you make a gift of $35 or more, we'll send you our brand new tee celebrating special species of the Upstate. Available in sage or cream while supplies last.

The

The Upstate Advocate

The latest issue shares the stories of six remarkable women leading the Upstate to a green, vibrant, and prosperous future, in addition to the latest news of our work across the region.

Our

Our advocacy priorities

Our team advocates for local and state policies that will help further our mission to protect the critical lands, waters, and unique character of Upstate South Carolina.

Diversity,

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

To realize our vision of a future that is healthy, vibrant, and prosperous for the Upstate, we know it is vitally important and essential to our core values that we engage the diverse community we serve.

Giving

Giving Back

Your planned gift can help us achieve our goals for current and future generations, while you enjoy a wide variety of tax benefits.

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