Directory of Georgia Watershed Groups

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Fayette Water Guardians

Flint Riverkeeper

Friends of Barber Creek

Friends of South Newport River

Fulton County Public Works Water Services Division

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream

Georgia Canoeing Association

Georgia Land Conservation Center

Georgia Lakes Society

Georgia Water Coalition

Glynn Environmental Coalition

GreenLaw 

Gwinnett Adopt-A-Stream

High Falls Towaliga Watershed Alliance

Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, Inc

Intrenchment Creek Coalition

Jackson Lake Homeowners' Association

 

Fayette Water Guardians
www.facebook.com/FayetteWaterGuardians

Flint Riverkeeper
211 North Jefferson Street, Suite 8
Albany, GA 31707
Phone: 229-435-2241
www.flintriverkeeper.org
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Contact:
Gordon Rogers, Executive Director & Riverkeeper
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Watershed Information
Basin: Flint River (Headwaters to Confluence with the Chattahoochee)

Mission:
The mission of the Flint Riverkeeper is to restore and preserve the habitat, water quality and flow of the Flint River for the benefit of current and future generations and dependent wildlife.

Founded: 2008

Friends of Barber Creek
1050 Scott Terrace
Athens, GA 30606

www.barbercreek.org

Contact:
Lee Becker, President
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Watershed Information
Basin: Oconee River

Friends of South Newport River
1001 River Plantation Place, NE
Townsend, GA 31331
Phone: 912-832-5420
www.friendsofsouthnewport.org

Contact:
Robert Emerson, III
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Watershed Information
Basin: Coastal Georgia

Mission:
To restore Georgia's South Newport River to health by reestablishing her historic riverbed and redeveloping eroded salt marsh for the long term benefit of fish, wildlife, and public recreation.

Founded: 2009

Fulton County Public Works Water Services Division
141 Pryor St, Suite 6001
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-612-8006
Fax: 404-335-5250
www.fultoncountyga.gov/pw-water-services/2848-education-outreach

Contact:
Sharon Smith, Environmental Education Coordinator
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Watershed Information
Basin: Little River, Chattahoochee River, and Flint River
Streams: Little River, Chattahoochee River, and Flint River and all tributaries within Fulton County

Mission:
The mission of the Division of Environment is the protection of public health and the environment. The Division is organized into four operating units: Office of Environmental Affairs, Erosion and Sedimentation Enforcement, Code Enforcement, and a Court Liaison. The Environment Division is responsible for coordinating environmental issues within unincorporated Fulton County, along with conducting a number of regulatory functions. In addition, the Division administers other programs to educate the public, lessen non-point source pollution, and evaluate environmental conditions across the County.

Activities:
Volunteer stream monitoring through the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream program, water conservation program, storm drain marking, stream and river clean ups, workshops for teachers and citizens, water festivals, and special events

Founded: 1995

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream
2 MLK Jr. Dr. Suite 1462 E
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: 404-463-1464
Fax: 404-675-6245
https://adoptastream.georgia.gov/

Contact:
Harold Harbert
Phone: 404-651-8514
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Watershed Information
Basin: Georgia
Streams: All Georgia streams, creeks, rivers and tributaries
Size of Watershed:

Mission:
Increase public awareness of the state's nonpoint source pollution and water quality issues, Provide citizens with the tools and training to evaluate and protect their local waterways, Encourage partnerships between citizens and their local government, Collect quality baseline water quality data.

Activities:
education, monitoring, cleanups, workshops, water quality database

Issues:
Water quality and nonpoint source pollution education and outreach

Successes:
Rivers Alive annual river cleanup, Corridors Citizen Riparian Network, thousands of volunteers trained yearly

Assistance Provided by the Group:
education, funding, partnerships, watershed organizing, networking, data collection and analysis

Participation in Monitoring: Yes
Advocacy Organization: No
Paid Staff: 2
Number of Paying Members: 0
Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1993

Georgia Canoeing Association
PO Box 7023
Atlanta, GA 30357

770-529-7103
www.gapaddle.com

Contact:
William Gatling
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Mission: 
Unite persons interested in canoeing in the watersheds and coastal waters of Georgia and contiguous states and to provide informational, educational and training services to increase the safety, enjoyment, and skills of those canoeing in this region.

Activities:
education, litigation, clean-up, getting people out on rivers and making that the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.

Non-Profit Status: 501c4
Founded: 1968

Georgia Lakes Society
PO Box 440994
Kennesaw, GA 30160
www.georgialakes.org
www.nalms.org/affiliate-members

Contacts:
Mark Johnson
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Watershed Information
Basin: All watersheds in Georgia

Mission:
To promote the understanding, protection, restoration and management of lakes, reservoirs, wetlands and their watersheds. We help people protect their lakes with the Adopt-A-Lake program and watershed and lake education.

Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1991 as the Georgia Lake Management Society. In 1998, the name was changed to Georgia Lakes Society and
became incorporated separately from the parent organization, NALMS (North American Lake Management Society), with whom we are still affiliated. 

Georgia Land Conservation Center
170 Security Cir, Ste. 106
Athens, Georgia 30605
Phone: 706-546-7507
www.galandcc.com

Mission:
Dedicated to the development of proactive strategies for a healthy environment.

Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1993

 

Georgia Water Coalition
c/o Georgia River Network
126 S. Milledge Ave., Ste. E3
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-549-4508
Fax: 706-549-7791
www.gawater.org

Contact:
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Watershed Information
Basin: Statewide

Mission:
The Georgia Water Coalition is an alliance of over 238 partners committed to ensuring that water is managed fairly for all Georgians and protected for future generations.

Founded: 2002

 

Glynn Environmental Coalition
PO Box 2443
Brunswick, GA 31521
Phone: 912-466-0934
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www.glynnenvironmental.org

Watershed Information
Basin: Coastal

Mission:
Working For A Clean Environment and Healthy Economy For Coastal Georgia

Activities: Technical Assistance, Community Organizing, Environmental Health, Superfund

Nonprofit Status: 501-C-3

Founded: 1990

GreenLaw 
State Bar of Georgia Building
104 Marietta St. NW, Ste. 430
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: 404-659-3122
Fax: 404-522-5290
www.greenlaw.org

Watershed Information
Basin: Georgia
Streams: All within the state

Mission:
GreenLaw is dedicated to preventing air and water pollution that endangers human health and degrades Georgia’s natural resources. GreenLaw achieves these goals by providing free high quality legal and technical assistance to environmental organizations and community groups throughout Georgia. By providing these critical services, GreenLaw succeeds in compelling government and industry to take the steps necessary to protect Georgia’s citizens and the environment. In all its work, GreenLaw champions the belief that every Georgian, young and old, rich and poor, has the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, live in healthy communities, and enjoy our state’s natural beauty.

Activities:
monitoring, litigation, education

Non-Profit Status: 501c3

Gwinnett Adopt-A-Stream
Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
2020 Clean Water Drive
Buford, GA 30519
Phone: 770-904-3500
Fax: 770-932-3041

Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee, Ocmulgee, & Oconee Rivers
Streams: All within Gwinnett County
Size of Watershed: 433 square miles

Mission:
To promote water quality awareness through education and community service in order to preserve the environment.

Activities:
education, volunteer monitoring

Founded: 1991
 

High Falls Lake Towaliga Watershed Alliance
PO Box 796
Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: 478-992-9063

Contact:
Bud Queen
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Watershed Information
Basin: Ocmulgee River
Streams: Towaliga River and High Falls Lake
Size of Watershed: 200 square miles

Mission:
The purpose and objectives of this Association are to identify and resolve environmental and safety issues, to improve and protect High Falls Lake and its watershed, to interact with local, state and federal agencies to preserve High Falls Lake and its environs, to promote fellowship, education and communication, and to improve the quality of life for our members and area residents.

Activities:
Education, Monitoring, Clean Up
Non-Profit Status: 501c3

 

Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, Inc
PO Box 889
Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-5414
www.hrwc.net

Contact:
Callie Moore
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Watershed Information
Basin: Hiwassee River
Streams: Hiwassee River and tributaries -- Brasstown Creek, Valley River, Nottely River are the larger ones.
Size of Watershed: 1024 square miles

Mission:
The purpose of the Coalition is to facilitate and coordinate water quality efforts throughout the watershed, across unnatural boundaries, while still honoring local initiatives. As growth and development rapidly increase, the Coalition is promoting and encouraging quality growth and quality development in order to maintain a quality environment for the future.

Activities:
Streambank and stream restoration, education, monitoring

Non-Profit Status: 501c3


Intrenchment Creek Coalition
850 Mercer Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: 678-886-8666

Contact:
Steve Carr

Watershed Information
Basin: Ocmulgee River

Jackson Lake Homeowners' Association
PO Box 795
Jackson, GA 30233
770-775-6232
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www.jlha.org

Contact:
Bob McGrath, President

Watershed Information
Basin: Ocmulgee River

 

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