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Upper Oconee Watershed Network

The Upper Oconee Watershed Network (UOWN) is dedicated to protecting water resources and improving stream health in our watershed through community-based advocacy, monitoring, education, and recreation.

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. 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, including:

  • Annual River Rendezvous
  • Educational Events
  • Quarterly Stream Monitoring
  • Commenting on Issues affecting Water Quality
  • Adopt-A-Stream Workshops
  • River Clean-ups
  • Networking with other Non-profits
  • Partnering with Athens/Clarke County
  • Publishing Stream Monitoring Results

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