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Daylighting the Watersheds UGA DESIGN COMPETITION Information Session

Thursday, September 01 2:00 PM

Tate Center Level 1 Lobby


Daylighting the Watersheds UGA DESIGN COMPETITION Information Session

Friday, September 02 10:00 AM

Lamar Dodd School of Art Lobby


Daylighting the Watersheds UGA DESIGN COMPETITION Information Session

Tuesday, September 06 10:00 AM

Tate Center Level 1 Lobby


Daylighting the Watersheds UGA DESIGN COMPETITION Information Session

Wednesday, September 07 12:00 PM

Lamar Dodd School of Art Lobby


Daylighting the Watersheds UGA DESIGN COMPETITION Information Session

Thursday, September 08 4:00 PM

Tate Center Level 1 Lobby


Daylighting the Watersheds UGA DESIGN COMPETITION Information Session

Friday, September 09 10:00 AM

Lamar Dodd School of Art Lobby


Athens Water Festival

Saturday, September 10 10:30 AM

We invite you to join us for the 7th Athens Water Festival, a family-friendly event that puts the spotlight on our water resources.  Scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 10:30 - 2:30 at Sandy Creek Park, the focus this year is on drinking water, which coincides with the 80th anniversary of clean drinking water treatment and delivery from the JG Beacham Drinking Water Treatment Plant. 


Every Drop Counts: Managing Georgia’s Water Supply

Monday, September 12 9:00 AM

On Display September 12-December 16, 2016

Although historically blessed with an abundance of water, Georgia is quickly becoming familiar with water scarcity problems. Exploding growth and development in the north and increasing irrigation needs in the south are causing demand for water to increase.


Re-dedication of the Stephen Elliot Draper Center & Archives for the Study of Water Law and Policy.

Saturday, September 17 1:00 PM

The University of Georgia Libraries invite you to celebrate the anniversary of the Draper Center with remarks by University Librarian P. Toby Graham. Please join us for a reception and to view the exhibit Every Drop Counts: Managing Georgia’s Water Supply.


Rivers Alive

Saturday, September 24 8:00 AM

Rivers Alive meet at Dudley Park


Stories

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Daylighting the Watersheds UGA DESIGN COMPETITION

DESIGN COMPETITION

Daylighting the Watersheds

UGA DESIGN COMPETITION

Student teams are invited to participate in the Daylighting the Watersheds design competition to raise awareness about streams that flow through the UGA campus and to support the mission of Watershed UGA by creating a community ethic for the restoration of campus streams. Two projects will be selected to receive prizes of $1,000 each.

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Watershed Stories Contest

Watershed UGA Multimedia Contest

Winners of the Watershed UGA Multimedia Contest  “Watershed Stories” have been announced!

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GEOL 1121 cleans up Lilly Branch

GEOL 1121  cleans up  Lilly Branch

On Saturday, March 19th, 5 volunteers from Dr. Marta Patiño-Douce’s GEOL 1121 class came together to clean up litter from the Lilly Branch watershed. The group started near a stormwater outfall where the stream flows under the E07 parking lot on East Campus and worked their way upstream to the Joe Frank Harris Commons area bus stop. The group picked up a total of 14 trash bags full of litter, including pulling out a discarded cooler from the stream! We are thrilled by the work that was done, and we are looking forward to our clean-up of Tanyard Creek on April 19th at 5 pm.

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Volunteers created a human chain to represent the streams hidden beneath the pavement.

Project Watershed Human Daylighting

 If the majority of UGA’s streams are hidden beneath layers of pavement and buildings, how will anyone care about them?

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Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project

Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project

In the fall of 2015 art students in the Alternative Photography class (ARST4285/6285 ) spent six weeks engaged with sustainability in the Lilly Branch Watershed of UGA campus.  Utilizing the 19th century photographic process of the Cyanotype, or blue print, the students worked collaboratively to build a mural that maps the flow across campus and the confluence of the social, economic and environmental burdens impacting this waterway.

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Daylighting Lilly at Harris Commons

Daylighting Lilly Branch

The start of the daylighting project. 

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Watershed UGA pursues NEA Grant

Proposal for Daylighting the Watershed

Daylighting the Watershed is a program designed to utilize the arts to connect and engage the local community with the economic, environmental and social issues surrounding watershed management. 

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SGA gets involved with Watershed UGA

SGA Partners with Watershed UGA

Learn more about UGA's Student Government Association's decision to partner with Watershed UGA.

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Lilly Branch Outfalls

Lilly Branch Outfalls

On February 9, 2016 students from Dr. Brickman's honor biology course ventured out to East Campus, just beyond the Lamar Dodd School of Art to learn how to identify and inspect outfall locations.

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Lake Herrick

Wait, there’s a lake over there?

“Wait, there’s a lake over there?” That was the question a friend of mine asked when we passed by Lake Herrick. She had no clue that there was a lake and beach area over by the intramural fields. Lake Herrick is a part of the University of Georgia that has been overlooked and not recognized for its true potential. Some in the University community have made it their purpose to bring back Lake Herrick and make it so it is usable again. I applaud these people because with their help we could see what Lake Herrick can truly be.

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