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. 

Getting Started

Workshop Descriptions

Find Your Local Coordinator



Adopt-A-Stream Advisory Board

  • Katherine Atteberry, Atlanta Regional Commision 
  • David Bell, Jacobs
  • Steve Blackburn, EPA; Wetlands, Coastal & Ocean Branch
  • Bob Bourne, Cobb County Water Quality Laboratory
  • Jean Brown, Georgia Power Company
  • Amanda Buice, Georgia Department of Education
  • Lynn Cobb
  • 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
  • James Moore, Georgia Association of Water Professionals
  • Tara Muenz, Stroud Water Research Center
  • Katie Owens, The Nature Conservancy
  • Jessica Sterling, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
  • Sarah Sweat, Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute
  • 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 


Bailey Crapps, State Coordinator