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Mission Statement

The Upper Oconee Watershed is dedicated to protecting water resources and improving stream health in our watershed through community-based advocacy, monitoring, education, and recreation


Protecting Our Watershed

The Upper Oconee Watershed Network (UOWN) was formed in January 2000 in response to citizen concern about the region's rapid growth and its impact to local streams and rivers.


Preserving our Community

UOWN members actively engage in various advocacy, education and stream monitoring initiatives in an effort to raise community awareness about local water resource issues and to facilitate a cooperative spirit for long-term watershed protection.


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Volunteer

Located in Athens, Georgia, UOWN is a 75+ member organization goverend by a volunteer Board of Directors. The board and members work to achieve organizational goals through a number of activities. See our Events for more info.

The Upper Oconee Watershed

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