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Save the date --- River Rendezvous 2018

UOWN's largest annual volunteer event will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Sandy Creek Nature Center, beginning at 9am.

We hope you can be there --- more details to come!

About Us Video

Learn about UOWN in this short video created by Ben Taylor.

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.

Become a

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

A Quick Look

Know your local Georgia watershed?

Georgia's 14 River Basins

How You Can Get Involved

Learn About Our Watershed

UOWN has a large collection of research and data, gathered by our countless volunteer members

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Get Involved

Become a UOWN member today and start helping our community watershed today