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Georgia Watershed Directory A-E

 

Alcovy River Watershed Alliance

Altamaha Riverkeeper 

Altamaha River Canoe Trail

American Rivers Upper Flint Working Group

Augusta Canal

Blue Heron Nature Preserve

Boy Scouts of America Flint River Council

Broad River Watershed Association

Broad River Water Trail

Burnt Fork Watershed Alliance, Inc.

Center for a Sustainable Coast

Chattahoochee Cold Water Fishery Foundation

Chattahoochee Hill Country Conservancy

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Chattahoochee River National Water Trail

Chattahoochee River Conservancy fka: Chattahoochee RiverWarden

Chattooga Conservancy

Chattooga Wild and Scenic Section

Cobb County Water System Watershed Stewardship Program

Conasauga River Alliance

Coosa River Basin Initiative

Coosawattee Watershed Alliance

Dub Denman Canoe Trail

Environment Georgia

Etowah River Water Trail

 

Alcovy River Watershed Alliance

https://www.facebook.com/alcovyriver/

Altamaha Riverkeeper 

PO Box 4122
Macon, Georgia 31208
Phone: 912-441-3908
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www.altamahariverkeeper.org

Contact: Jen Hilburn, Executive Director & Riverkeeper, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershed Information
Basin: Altamaha River
Streams: The Altamaha River watershed including the Oconee, Ocmulgee and the Ohoopee and their many tributaries.
Size of Watershed: 14,000 square miles

Mission: 
The Altamaha Riverkeeper is working to restore and preserve the habitat, water quality and flow of the mighty Altamaha - from its headwaters in the Oconee, the Ocmulgee and the Ohoopee to its terminus at the Atlantic Coast.

Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1999

Altamaha River Canoe Trail
P.O. Box 4122
Macon, GA 31208
 
Phone: 855-902-4040
Contact:
Jen Hilburn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Mission: The Altamaha Riverkeeper is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, defense and restoration of Georgia’s biggest river – the Altamaha – including its tributaries the Ocmulgee, the Oconee and the Ohoopee.
Founded: 2000
 
American Rivers Upper Flint River Working Group
108 East Ponce de Leon Ave. Suite 212
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-373-3980
 
Contact: Ben Emanuel
 
Mission: To keep the upper Flint River and its tributary streams flowing to protect the social, ecological, recreational and economic values the river system provides.
Founded: 2013
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
 
1450 Greene Street, Suite 400
Augusta, Georgia 30901
Phone: 706-823-0440
Contact:
Elena Richards: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Founded: 1996

 

Blue Heron Nature Preserve

4055 Roswell Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Kevin McCauley
Phone: 404-455-3650
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bhnp.org

Watershed Information: Chattahoochee
Two creeks flow through the Preserve located in the Chattahoochee River/Nancy Creek basin.  We participate in the Chattahoochee Riverkeepers Neighborhood Watch program to monitor both Mill and Nancy Creeks.  We also are active performing habitat restorations and investigating non-traditional techniques (see: beaver) for wetland restoration.  

Boy Scouts of America Flint River Council
506 Thundering Springs Road
Molena, Georgia  30258
Phone: (770) 227-4556
 
Contact: Kelvin Williams
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Mission: The Flint River Council's goal is to provide a quality, dynamic program of learning and adventure that builds well-rounded young people.  
 

 

Broad River Watershed AssociationAnchor

PO Box 661
Danielsville, Georgia 30633-0661
Phone: 706-795-2184
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https://www.brwa.org

Contact: Victor Johnson

Watershed Information
Basin: Savannah River
Streams: Broad River, including mainstem and all tributaries

Mission:
To preserve the Broad River as a free-flowing river system and to support land use compatible with the maintenance of water quality, scenic rural character, and the preservation of sensitive natural and historic areas and wildlife habitat.

Activities:
Land protection through conservation easements; education and outreach through public forums, adopt-a-stream monitoring (in collaboration with local schools), and river clean-ups.
Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1991

Broad River Water Trail 
P.O. Box 661
Danielsville, Georgia 30633
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://garivers.org/broad-river-water-trail.html
 
Mission: To preserve the Broad River as a free-flowing river system and to support land use compatible with the maintenance of water quality, scenic rural character, and the preservation of sensitive natural and historic areas and wildlife habitat.
 
Founded: 1991

 

Burnt Fork Watershed Alliance, Inc.Anchor

2665 Spicer Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033
Phone: 404-320-9187
Fax: 404-325-9117
www.burntforkcreek.tripod.com

Contact:
Carol Hayes, Chairperson
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Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee River
Streams: Burnt Fork Creek
Size of Watershed: The Burnt Fork Watershed encompasses an area of approximately 5 square miles in Dekalb County, Georgia that is, for the most part, bordered by LaVista Road and Lawrenceville Highway from Tucker to near Emory University in Decatur. Water from Burnt Fork Watershed drains into Burnt Fork Creek which flows through the business districts and neighborhoods of Northeast Dekalb County. The Burnt Fork Watershed is 1 of the 27 sub-watersheds that make up the Peachtree/Nancy Creek watersheds.

Mission:
The Burnt Fork Watershed Alliance seeks to bring citizens and businesses together in constructive conversation and action to create a future in which the health of the environment and economy are protected. We recognize that the economic viability and environmental integrity of the Burnt Fork Watershed are interwoven.

Activities:
Education, Monitoring, Creek Clean-Ups
Non-Profit Status: ?
Founded: 1999

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Center for a Sustainable Coast

221 Mallory Street, Suite B
Saint Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Phone: 912-506-5088
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www.sustainablecoast.org

Contact:
David Kyler, Executive Director

Watershed Information
Basin: Georgia - Coastal
Size of Watershed: 36,000 square miles

Phone: 912-638-3612
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Mission:
The Center works to protect the public interest in critical issues affecting coastal Georgia's growth, economy, and environment.

Activities:
education, technical assistance, advocacy, support and dissemination of research,
legal action as needed (litigation)
Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1997

Chattahoochee Cold Water Fishery FoundationAnchor

710 Riverside Road
Roswell, Georgia 30075
Phone: 770-650-8630
www.riverthroughatlanta.com
www.chattahoocheefoodwebs.org

Contact:
Chris Scalley, President
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Cell: 770-597-8096

Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee River
Streams: Monitor exclusively on the main stem of the tailwaters.
Size of Watershed: 45 miles

Mission:
To preserve the Chattahoochee tailwater fishery through benthic macro invertebrate collections to monitor water quality and restore riparian zones within the river corridor.
Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1998
 

AnchorChattahoochee Hill Country Conservancy

6505-A Rico Rd.
Palmetto, GA 30268
Phone: 770-463-0809
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www.chatthillcountry.org

Contact:
Alan Merrill
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Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee River

Mission:
The Chattahoochee Hill Country Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working to implement a sustainable land use plan that protects the ecological health and quality of life in a 65,000 acre area of south Fulton, northwestern Coweta, eastern Carroll and eastern Douglas counties. The Chattahoochee Hill Country does this by acquiring land for greenspace preservation and through the implementation of innovative land use tools.
 

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

3 Puritan Mill
916 Joseph Lowery Blvd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Phone: 404-352-9828
Fax: 404-352-8676
www.chattahoochee.org

Contact: Jason Ulseth, Riverkeeper
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Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee River
Size of Watershed: 8,770 square miles from the Chattahoochee National Forest in north Georgia to Lake Seminole on the Florida line. 

Offices:
Atlanta, Gainesville and LaGrange

Mission:
Our mission is to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and conserve their ecological health for the people, fish and wildlife that depend on the river system.

Activities:
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper actively uses advocacy, education, research, communication, cooperation, monitoring and legal actions to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee and its watershed.
Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1994
 

Chattahoochee River National Water Trail

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
1978 Island Ford Parkway 
Sandy SpringsGA 30350
(678) 538-1200
 
Contact:
Isaiah Fitzgerald: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Mission: The purpose of the Chattahoochee River Water Trail is to lead the preservation and protection of the 48-mile Chattahoochee River corridor from Buford Dam to Peachtree Creek and its associated natural and cultural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.
 
 

Chattahoochee River Conservancy fka Chattahoochee RiverWardenAnchor

PO Box 985
Columbus, GA 31902
706-649-2326
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http://www.chattahoocheeriverconservancy.org/


Contact:
Henry Jackson, Executive Director

Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee River
Stream: Chattahoochee River from West Point Lake to the Florida state line

Mission:
The Chattahoochee RiverWarden is a non-profit organization that uses science, education and advocacy for the protection and stewardship of the middle Chattahoochee River and its tributaries

Non-Profit Status: 501(c) 3
Founded: 2010
 

Chattooga ConservancyAnchor

9 Sequoia Hills Lane
Clayton, Georgia 30525
Phone: 706-782-6097
Fax: 706-782-6098
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www.chattoogariver.org

Contact:
Nicole Hayler, Executive Director
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Watershed Information
Basin: Chattooga River
Streams: The Chattooga River watershed.
Size of Watershed: 200,000 acres

Mission:
To promote good land stewardship in the Chattooga watershed.


Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1991

Chattooga Wild and Scenic River

Andrew Pickens Ranger District
112 Andrew Pickens Circle
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
(864) 638-9568
Contact:
Chattooga Conservancy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Founded: 1974
 

Cobb County Water System Watershed Stewardship ProgramAnchor

662 South Cobb Dr.
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-528-1480
Fax: 770-528-1483
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www.cobbstreams.org


Contact:
Jennifer McCoy, Watershed Stewardship Program Manager
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Watershed Information
Basin: Chattahoochee River and Etowah River

Streams: Nickajack, Sweetwater, Olley, Noses, Powder Springs, Butler, Proctor, Noonday, Rubes
Size of Watershed: 345 Square Miles

Mission: The mission of the Watershed Stewardship Program is encouraging watershed stewardship, helping volunteer groups to connect with the landscape and each other, fostering active citizenship within our community, providing opportunities for lifelong learning.

Activities:
Adopt-A Stream, Storm Drain Marking, School Outreach, Stream Cleanups, Water Festivals, Teacher Training, Rain Barrels


Non-Profit Status: Government
Founded: 2001
 

Conasauga River AllianceAnchor

PO Box 4505
Dalton, GA 30719
Phone: 706-876-2514
Fax: 706-625-9943
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www.conasaugariver.org

Contact:
Shell Underwood

Watershed Information
Basin: Coosa River
Streams: All tributaries within the watershed in Tennessee and Georgia.
Size of Watershed: 500,000 acres

Mission:
To work cooperatively with individuals and organizations interested and committed to improve and protect the quality of the Conasauga River.

Activities: Non-point source pollution reduction projects, habitat restoration, river cleanups, education and community outreach, bacteriological monitoring.

Issues: Habitat loss, resource usage, endangered species, failing septic systems, livestock access to streams

Successes: Inter-organizational cooperation, media awareness, community involvement, septic system repair projects.

Assistance Provided by the Group: Technical and financial assistance for best management practices, outreach activities.

Participation in Monitoring: Yes
Advocacy Organization: Yes
Paid staff: 1.5
Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1997
 

Coosa River Basin InitiativeAnchor

5 Broad Street
Rome, Georgia 30161
Phone: 706-232-2724
Fax: 706-235-9066
www.coosa.org

Contact:
Jesse Demonbreun Chapman
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Watershed Information
Basin: Coosa River
Streams: Conasauga, Coosawattee, Oostanaula, Etowah, Chattooga and Coosa Rivers
Size of Watershed: 4,579 square miles in Georgia

Mission:
To inform and empower citizens to protect, preserve and restore North America’s most biologically diverse river basin.

Activities:
Advocacy, Monitoring, Education and Restoration

Non-Profit Status: 501c3
Founded: 1992


Coosawattee Watershed AllianceAnchor

PO Box 1144
East Ellijay, GA 30540
www.cooswatteewatershedalliance.org

Contact:
Dave Teffeteller
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Cell: 706-635-2147

Watershed Information
Basin: Coosa River

Dub Denman Canoe Trail
70 Murphy Campus Blvd.
Waco, Georgia 
770-537-5594
Contact:
Gail Priest: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Environment GeorgiaAnchor

108 E. Ponce de Leon Ave, Ste. 210
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-370-1764
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www.EnvironmentGeorgia.org

Contact:
Jennette Gayer
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Mission:
We all want clean air, clean water and green spaces. But it takes independent research and tough-minded advocacy to win concrete results for our environment, especially when powerful interests stand in the way of environmental progress. That's the idea behind Environment Georgia. We focus exclusively on protecting Georgia's air, water and green spaces. We speak out and take action at the local, state and national levels to improve the quality of our environment and our lives. Founded: 2006

Etowah River Water Trail

408 Broad St.
Rome, GA 30161
(706) 232-2724
 
Contact:
Joe Cook
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