Michael Domras wrote -Upstate Forever’s vision for the Upstate is to be an environmentally healthy and economically prosperous region, with a high quality of life for all. Our mission is to promote sensible growth and protect special places in the Upstate region of South Carolina.
Our goals are to develop clean water, healthy air and abundant green space across the entire Upstate; encourage a pattern of development with reduced fiscal and environmental impacts; and support fully informed and engaged citizens throughout the region. Read all about it in our Strategic Plan.
We focus our work on the ten Upstate counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union through our three programs – Clean Air & Water, Sustainable Communities, and Land Trust. We believe the Upstate is one the most beautiful places on earth and want to keep it that way forever!