ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon

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ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon

Join us to honor those that have made significant contributions to conservation in SC, as well as celebrate UF's 25th anniversary.

By Upstate Forever

When and where

Date and time

Monday, April 24 · 11:30am - 1pm EDT


Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center 670 Verdae Boulevard Greenville, SC 29607

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Early bird tickets available at the rate of $45 each through Friday, March 24. After that, tickets are $60 each and will be on sale until the luncheon begins.


Upstate Forever’s ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon celebrates individuals and organizations for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth. This year's event will also include a special celebration of Upstate Forever's 25 years of work protecting our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

This year’s award recipients are:

Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion Award

R. Glenn Hilliard, for his tireless advocacy for trails, green spaces, and natural places in the Upstate, for his determined quest for excellence in conservation outcomes, and for his leadership in the Saluda Grade initiative.

Clean Water Champion Award

Ben Duncan, South Carolina Chief Resilience Officer, for his determined advocacy at the state level for enhanced water quality and smart approaches to resource protection.

Public Servant of the Year Award

The Honorable Chandra E. Dillard, for her consistent voice in support of important land and water protection issues in the Upstate and statewide, and for her leadership as a voice for conservation statewide.

Brad Wyche Extraordinary Achievement Award

Dr. Joab M. Lesesne, for a lifetime of dedicated service to the natural world; for his conservation efforts in the Upstate and beyond; for his dedicated service to Upstate Forever as an advocate, board member and board chair; and for his leadership throughout the state as a voice for common-sense approaches to land and water conservation.


If you, your business, or organization are interested in sponsoring this year's luncheon and celebration, please contact Murray Benson at 864-235-8330 or

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