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Summer Quarterly

 

Sunday July 8, 2018
9Am to 1PM
Sandy Creek Nature Center

Join us for our quarterly water sampling event. After a brief orientation complete with light breakfast and coffee, volunteers will go to various stream sites in the Athens area where you will monitor for biological, bacterial, and chemical water quality. No experience needed. Just dress to get wet and dirty.

UOWN uses the information collected to track the health of our streams and detect water quality issues. The results are shared with local and state organizations. This is a great way to put in some outdoor
volunteer time and learn water quality testing procedures.

We ask you signup before hand so we know how many sample packets to prepare. (Signup link coming soon).

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Upper Oconee Science and Policy Summit

 Call for Abstracts

Upper Oconee Watershed Network/UGA River Basin Center/UGA Office of Sustainability/Watershed UGA/ACC Stormwater and Water Conservation

The Upper Oconee Watershed Network (UOWN) and its partners are now accepting abstract submissions for the second Upper Oconee Science and Policy Summit, "Exploring the Intersection of Science and Policy in the Upper Oconee Watershed", that will occur on Friday September 21, 2018 in the UGA Special Collection Library in Athens, Georgia.

The summit will bring together scientists, policymakers, activists, students, managers, and community members from across the region to explore the intersection between water resource science, management, and policy in the Upper Oconee Watershed.

Oral and poster presentations will:

  •      Educate attendees on the water resource activities occurring in the watershed
  •      Highlight the integral connection between science and policies and management
  •      Identify research and policy needs as well as opportunities for collaboration and action in the watershed
  •      Introduce decision makers and managers to some of the brightest student researchers at UGA

Aquatic research programs can yield valuable knowledge to inform policies and management decisions.  Frequently, much is lost in the translation between scientific research and policy development. The summit seeks to address this challenge by: (1) highlighting effective ways in which science can inform policy development, (2) foster a collaborative environment where scientists, policy professionals, and community members can share needs and interests, and (3) identify gaps in research that are needed to support effective watershed management.  Oral presentations will be limited to 5-7 minutes (depending on number of presenters) to encourage more time for questions and interactions.

In addition to abstracts, we would like to compile a list of potential panel and group discussion topics for the afternoon session. Please suggest your discussion topic ideas and/or provide general feedback to the steering committee using this form by May 31, 2018.

Abstract submission: Please submit proposals via this form by August 20, 2018.

For more information or questions, contact uosps@uown.org.

 

About Us Video

Learn about UOWN in this short video created by Ben Taylor.

Mission Statement

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.


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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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