Georgia Watershed Group Directory

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Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority

Lake Blackshear Watershed Association

Lake Burton Civic Association

Lake Lanier Association

Lake Oconee Water Watch

Line Creek Association of Fayette County

Little Nancy Creek Watershed Alliance

Little River Valley Association

Mainspring Conservation Trust

Ocmulgee River Initiative

Ochlockonee River Water Trail Group

Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Inc.

River Line Historic Area

Rock Creek Watershed Alliance

 

Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority
PO Box 456
Acworth, Georgia 30101
Phone: 404-791-5071
www.allatoona.org

Watershed Information
Basin: Etowah River
Streams: All within the Lake Allatoona Watershed. Main stream is the Etowah River.
Size of Watershed: 1100 Square Miles - 700,000 acres

Contact:
Robert Morrison, Chairman
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Mission:
The Mission of the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority is to provide stewardship of the Greater Lake Allatoona Watershed in order to restore, preserve and protect water quality and uses beneficial for present and future generations. The Authority identifies and addresses issues impacting the lake and is the repository of the latest information, technology and conditions of the Watershed. We educate, motivate, empower and unify individuals and diverse groups, enhancing personal responsibility and involvement to promote the Authority's mission.

Activities:
education and outreach, public meetings, Citizens Task Force, Scientific Task Force, Source Water Assessments, speakers bureau etc.

Non-Profit Status:
Founded: 1999

Lake Blackshear Watershed Association
PO Box 1218
Cordele, Georgia 31010
Phone: 229-273-3820

Watershed Information
Basin: Flint River
Streams: Flint River, as major tributary of Lake Blackshear. Also all local tributaries to the lake
Size of Watershed: 6,022 square km (3,742 sq. miles)

Contact:
Yonnie Williams, Secretary and Treasurer
Phone: 229-273-3811
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Mission:
The evaluation and protection of the waters and general environment of Lake Blackshear and the Flint River through education.

Activities:
Monitoring, environmenal studies, education.

Founded: 1987

Lake Burton Civic Association
PO Box 1988
Clayton, Georgia 30525
Phone: 706-782-9921

Contact: Linda Dixon
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Watershed Information
Basin: Savannah (Tallulah)

Lake Lanier Association
615-F Oak Street, Suite 100
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Phone: 770-503-7757
Fax: 770-503-7757
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www.lakelanier.org

Contact:
Joanna Cloud, Executive Director
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Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee River
Streams: Lake Lanier and its headwaters of Chattahoochee and Chestatee
Size of Watershed: 38,000 acres

Mission:
Dedicated to preserving the quality and quantity of water in Lake Lanier.

Activities:
Shore Sweep and Adopt-A-Lake, Educational Newsletters and Meetings

Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1960

Lake Oconee Water Watch
PO Box 4046
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
Phone: 706 485-4090
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Contact: 
Janet Pearson, President

Watershed Information:
Basin: Oconee River
Streams: Lake Oconee
Size of Watershed: 19,050 acres with 374 miles of shoreline

Activities:
Monitoring, clean-up, education

Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 2004


Line Creek Association of Fayette County
290 Crabapple Road
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Phone: 770-719-8425

Contact: 
Dennis Chase, President
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Watershed Information
Basin: Flint River
Streams: Flint River and tributaries in upper half of the watershed. Occasional work in the watersheds East and West of the Flint. Most of our efforts have been in the Flint River tributaries in and near Fayette County.

Activities:
We acquire complete development files and then prepare an environmental impact analysis and prepare recommencations for appropriate responses/actions. Public statements at hearings and meetings, and occasional newspaper editorials are used. We do in-depth water quality analysis by biological characterizations of the streams impacted. This includes macroinvertebrate sampling, analysis of existing sampling programs by the State or other agency and in some cases use information gathered by colleges.
Founded: 1997

Little Nancy Creek Watershed Alliance
551 Chateaugay Lane
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Phone: 404-531-0006
Fax: 404-760-5129
http://www.littlenancy.org

Contact:
Kevin McCauley
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Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee River (Nancy Creek)
Streams: Little Nancy Creek (tributary of Nancy Creek) located in DeKalb and Fulton counties

Mission:
To protect and restore the Little Nancy Creek Watershed by creating a community in harmony with its environment

Activities:
Largely education, plus monitoring and cleanups
Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1998

Little River Valley Association
1424 Gantt Rd.
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
Phone: 770-475-9214

Contact: 
Ben & Linda Statham
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Watershed Information
Basin: Coosa River
Streams: Little River, Chicken Creek, Cooper Sandy Creek, Hen Run Creek, and other smaller tributaries that run into the Little River and eventually into Lake Allatoona

Activities:
We sponsor annual Rivers Alive cleanups primarily with Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops along with our community children and adults. We assist other organizations with support when water issues are at risk and when they need assistance and information.

Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1997

Mainspring Conservation Trust 
PO Box 1148
Franklin, NC 28744
Phone: 828-524-2711
http://www.ltlt.org

Contact:
Sharon Taylor, Executive Director
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Watershed Information
Basin: Tennessee River
Streams: Little Tennessee, Tuckasegee, Cheoah and Nantahala River watersheds

Mission: LTLT is dedicated to conserving the waters, forests, farms, and heritage of the Upper Little Tennessee and Hiwassee River Valleys. We work in partnership with private landowners, public agencies, and others to conserve land and water, wnsuring that the water quality, natural beauty, ecological integrity, and rural character of our region are preserved for generations to come.

Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1997

 

Ochlockonee River Water Trail Group
www.facebook.com/pages/Ochlockonee-River-Water-trail/527329444020719

Watershed Information
Basin: Ochlockonee River

Ocmulgee River Initiative
1679 Twin Pines Dr.
Macon, GA 31211
478-335-4960

Contact:
Brian Rood

Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Inc.
PO Box 16206
Savannah, GA 31416
Toll Free Phone: 866-942-6222
Fax: 866-942-6222
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www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org

Contact:
Emily Markesteyn, Executive Director/Riverkeeper
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Watershed Information
Basin: Ogeechee / Canoochee River and all coastal rivers draining to Ossabaw and St. Catherine's Sounds

Mission:  To protect, preserve and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee, Canoochee and coastal waters in Georgia.

Non-Profit Status: 501 c3

The River Line Historic Area, Inc. (Nickajack Creek)
Roberta Cook
5911 Graywood Circle
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: 678-813-1272
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www.riverline.org/pages/waterways.aspx

Contact:
Roberta Cook, Founder

Watershed Information: Chattahoochee River, specifically Nickajack Creek

Mission: Roberta Cook is a community environmental activist whose concern is Nickajack Creek in Cobb County, GA.  Roberta adopted the creek and provides weekly water samples to the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for analysis.  Click here for the results.  

Rock Creek Watershed Alliance
Chattahoochee River
Charles Bayless
Phone: 404-872-6563

Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee
Size: 1.5 square miles

Mission:
The Rock Creek Watershed Alliance is a coalition of community stakeholders dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the ecological balance and beauty of Rock Creek, its tributaries and adjacent parks.

Activities:
Clean ups, monitoring, education

Number of Paying Members: 20
Non-Profit Status: Georgia non-profit corporation
Founded: 1999

 

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