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Sustainable UGA Fall 2017 Semester in Review

Wednesday, December 06 11:00 AM

Jackson St. Building @ 285 S Jackson St, Athens, GA 30602, USA

You’re Invited! The Fall 2017 Sustainable UGA Semester in Review celebrates people, programs, activities and academic courses that are creating a culture of sustainability at UGA. The program includes brief presentations from Office of Sustainability interns, posters and table displays from UGA classes, the announcement of 2017 Campus Sustainability Grant winners, light lunch fare, and opportunities for networking. Opening comments will be provided by John R. Seydel, Director of Sustainability for the city of Atlanta, GA.

We hope you can join us!


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Floating Wetlands on Lake Herrick

Floating Wetlands

Sarah Hensey, an undergraduate student, along with Aaron Trimble, Cody Matteson, and Jordan Noell Francis received a $5000 UGA Sustainability grant to design and install floating wetlands in Lake Herrick. 

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H.B. Stroud Elementary Community Problem Solving Team

H.B. Stroud Elementary Community Problem Solving Team travels to Wisconsin

The H.B. Stroud Elementary Community Problem Solving Team traveled to Wisconsin to compete at the International Future Problem Solving Program competition following their First Place win in the state of Georgia. The team was awarded Second Place in the Junior Division at the Wisconsin conference for their amazing work to improve watershed health on their campus. 

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Volunteers help repair trails behind Stroud Elementary

Five Star EPA Grant for Stroud Elementary

Stroud Elementary School was awarded the 5 Star EPA Grant with help from Watershed UGA for use in the Stroud Elementary School Creekside Trail Restoration and Education Project. The project intends to restore a 3/4 mile creek-side trail, 4,500 ft of riparian habitat, and 48 acres of forest to improve water quality and aquatic/terrestrial habitat at Trail Creek. Additionally, with this grant, three outdoor classrooms will be created to provide educational opportunities to Stroud Elementary students and the nearby community. These classrooms will host associated curricula in water quality monitoring and protection, plant and animal life and its interaction with the watershed, the function of wetlands, and educational and career opportunities in the field of environmental protection.  

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Poster for the Athens GreenFest Awards 2017

Athens Clarke-County Stormwater Steward Award

Athens Clarke-County Stormwater Announces Watershed UGA for their Annual Stormwater Steward Award.

Each year, the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program presents the Stormwater Steward Award to an organization, business, individual, or community group that has gone above and beyond to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on local waters through a specific project, practice, or event. This year, the awards were announced during the Athens Greenfest Awards in downtown Athens, GA at the Morton Theatre on April, 21st 2017.

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Watershed UGA among 2017 winners of the Clarke County School District's Impact Awards.

Watershed UGA wins CCSD Impact Award

On June 8th, the Clarke County Board of Education announced the school district's 5th annual Impact Awards for 2017. Watershed UGA was one of four organizations honored by the school system for their ongoing dedication to students this year.

Read more about Watershed UGA among 2017 winners of the Clarke County School District's Impact Awards.