20th annual River Rendezvous
UOWN's largest annual volunteer event will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Sandy Creek Nature Center, beginning at 9am. This is the 20th anniversary of River Rendezvous!
Volunteers will help monitor water quality in streams throughout the upper Oconee basin. All are welcome! For details, see the Events page. If you plan to attend, please sign up in advance using the form found here.
When you get there, we'll have commemorative pins for sale:
About Us Video
Learn about UOWN in this short video created by Ben Taylor.
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.
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.
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