• UOWN Mission

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

About Us

Protecting the Upper Oconee 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. UOWN members actively engage in various advocacy, education and stream monitoring initiatives in effort to raise community awareness about local water resource issues and to facilitate a cooperative spirit for long-term watershed protection.

UOWN is a 501(c)3 organization, incorporated in the state of Georgia.

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Monitoring, Education, and Advocacy

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