About Georgia Adopt-A-Stream

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) is housed in the NonPoint Source Program in the Water Protection Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The program is funded by a Section 319(h) Grant.

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream has five program goals that we encourage you to ADOPT!

  • Increase public Awareness of the State's nonpoint source pollution and water quality issues
  • Collect quality baseline water quality Data
  • Gather Observations
  • Encourage Partnerships between citizens and their local government
  • Provide citizens with the Tools and Training to evaluate and protect their local waterways

To accomplish these goals, Georgia Adopt-A-Stream encourages individuals and communities to monitor and/or improve sections of streams, wetlands, lakes or estuaries through several levels of involvement. Manuals, training, and technical support are provided through Georgia EPD and more than 70 established Community/Watershed Adopt-A-Stream organizers.

Find Your Local Coordinator

It All Begins With You
Meet My Son, the Stream

Adopt-A-Stream Advisory Board

Katherine Atteberry, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources 
David Bell, Jacobs
Melanie Biersmith, UGA, Cooperative Extension
Steve Blackburn, EPA; Wetlands, Coastal & Ocean Branch
Bob Bourne, Cobb County Water Quality Laboratory
Amanda Buice, Georgia Department of Education
Lynn Cobb
Tony Dodd
, Georgia Power Company, Environmental Affairs
Dr. Stephen Golladay, Jones Ecological Research Center
Shelly Krueger, Florida Sea Grant Agent
Erin Lincoln, Tetra Tech
Jan Mackinnon, GA DNR Coastal Resources Division
Ruth Mead, Phinizy Center for Water Sciences
Tom Mills, Greenshortz.com
James Moore, Georgia Association of Water Professionals
Tara Muenz, Stroud Water Research Center
Katie Owens, The Nature Conservancy
Jeremy Smith, GA EPD Watershed Protection Branch
Jessica Sterling, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Jessica Warren, Cooperative Extension,Camden County
Tony Wasilewski, GTRI / EOSL
Dr. Tom Weiland, Georgia Southwestern State University

Adopt-A-Stream Staff

Harold Harbert, Watershed Outreach Manager 

Seira Baker, State Coordinator