Protecting the Upper Oconee Watershed through monitoring,
education, advocacy, and recreation
Who to call list
Spotted something out of the ordinary on a stream, river, or pond in Athens-Clarke County? Consult UOWN’s newly updated Who-to-Call List to find out who to notify. Available as MS Word file or PDF. Includes important state level contacts. Here is an equivalent list for Oconee County: MS Word or PDF.
Oconee River Watershed:
- EPA Upper Oconee Watershed Profile
- Oconee River Basin Watershed Protection Plan – Georgia EPD
- Athens-Clarke County Stormwater
- Friends of Barber Creek
- Oconee County Observations
- UGA journalism professor Lee Becker keeps a well-informed blob which often touches on watershed and development issues in Oconee County.
Broad River Watershed:
Statewide Watershed Protection, Outreach & Advocacy:
Other Athens-area Environmental Organizations:
- Oconee River Land Trust
- puts parcels (often wetlands) into conservation easements
Recreational Activities on the Water:
- Big Dogs on the River
- Keepin’ it clean and green on the Oconee River
- Broad River Outpost
- The Sandbar
Remember ACC Stormwater
Just a little reminder what a positive step toward protecting water quality is represented by Athens-Clarke County’s Stormwater Utility. Go check out their public outreach materials, including instructions on installing your own rain garden and making rain barrels, information on non-toxic household cleaners, and plans for stormwater improvement projects in the county.
Check out the Georgia Water Wire
A blog written by Georgia River Network. The blog is updated every couple of days, and tracks news from around the state concerning water issues. Right now the ramifications from the recent Lake Lanier court decision are on everyone’s mind, and the Water Wire should help those of us in the Oconee basin understand what the decision means for our watershed. Read it here.