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21st Annual River Rendezvous

Saturday, April 6th, 2019; 9:00 AM
Sandy Creek Nature Center

River Rendezvous is UOWN's largest annual event. Volunteers meet at the Sandy Creek Nature Center for a brief presentation and instructions. Each group of volunteers then visits a stream in the upper Oconee basin to collect water samples, and returns to the nature center to deliver the samples for analysis. It's a great way to get to know the watershed and the work UOWN does to monitor the health of our waters.

Please join us! There'll be coffee and breakfast snacks in the morning; lunch and live music. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes you don't mind getting a little wet or muddy. And if you plan to attend, please sign up in advance here.

See the Events page for more details...

Adopt-a-stream Training

UOWN will host a training session for GA Adopt-a-stream certification (or re-certification) in both chemical and biological sampling protocols:

When: Saturday, 30 Mar 2019
Where: Oconee County Public Library & Harris Shoals Park
To register: email oconeewaters@gmail.com (by Thurs, 28 Mar)
More details: see the Events page

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.

Become a
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.

The Upper Oconee Watershed

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