There are a number of ways you can get involved in your watershed and your local community! To get updates about Stormwater events and volunteer opportunities, sign up for Stormwater Education Updates, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your own service project. You can also check out our GivePulse page, which is another way to request a service opportunity with our office.
"Down n' Dirty" Stream Clean-Ups
ACC Stormwater works with Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful to schedule, support, and lead stream and river clean-ups. All groups are welcome. Do you know of a stream that could use some attention? Nominate it for a clean up.
Water Quality Monitoring
Interested in stream health and want to collect water quality data? ACC Stormwater works with ACC Leisure Services to find streams in need of monitoring that are accessible for volunteer groups. Leisure Services also offers free Georgia Adopt-A-Stream workshops where you can learn more about clean water and the protocols for citizen chemical and macroinvertebrate monitoring. Visit accgov.com/7621/Adopt-A-Stream-Workshops for upcoming workshops.
Storm Drain Decals
In Athens-Clarke County, storm drains empty directly into streams and rivers. ACC Stormwater leads volunteer groups in applying colorful decals to storm drains that warn people not to dump anything down the storm drain. With permission from the Homeowner's Association, this can be done in your own neighborhood! Email email@example.com to schedule a session.
Community Volunteer Events
ACC Stormwater helps organize several community-wide volunteer events, including Rivers Alive in October and the Athens MLK Day of Service in January. Follow the links to get more details on volunteer registration and participating sites.