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A Summer Filled with Stormwater Education

Teens in Action campers
Teens in Action campers stop for a quick photo in the rain.
Camp DIVE
Camp DIVE students wait anxiously during a game as pollutants are "released into the waterways."
Teens in Action painting rain barrels
Teens in Action campers took time to paint several rain barrels during their lunch break.
The Stormwater Management Program is working with several different camps and programs this summer to provide enrichment and service-learning activities. Read more about these groups below.
 
Camp DIVE – Camp DIVE (Discover, Inquire, Voice, Explore) is a partnership between the Clarke County School District (CCSD), the UGA College of Education, and the Athens community. Daily camp programming is provided by UGA faculty/students and CCSD teachers, while special sessions are taught by community partners. ACC Stormwater teamed up with Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful to teach a special lesson on litter – specifically the journey that it takes to get to our streams and the harmful effects it can have on aquatic life.
 
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid – Smart Lunch, Smart Kid is a summer feeding initiative of Action Ministries Athens. This program delivers lunches to children in several low-income neighborhoods around town, and in conjunction with the lunch deliveries, community partners provide enrichment. ACC Stormwater provides weekly activities at multiple sites, including a Stormwater Pollution Challenge game, bracelet crafts, coloring activities, and more.
 
Teens in Action – The Teens in Action day camp is organized by ACC Leisure Services with a focus on volunteerism. This year, campers have already painted rain barrels and decaled storm drains along E. Broad and Hickory Streets. They will be cleaning up litter from the North Oconee River Park with us in a few weeks.
 
UGA Service Learning Courses – We will be working with two service-learning courses in July to clean up litter and decal storm drains on the eastside of town. Keep an eye out for these student volunteers along Barnett Shoals Road, Bailey Street, Cedar Shoals Drive, and Winterville Road.
 
Sandy Creek Day Camp – Later this summer, campers at Sandy Creek’s Day Camp will learn about water pollution and the common pollutants that we find in our waters. We spent several weeks with these campers last summer and are looking forward to seeing them again.
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Have general questions about the Stormwater Program? Curious about how your Stormwater Utility Fee is calculated? Unsure about our local ordinances relating to stormwater? We are soliciting feedback about our program and want to hear from you. Submit any questions or comments you have on our online form and you will hear back from someone within 48 hours.

Upcoming Events


Tabling at the Athens Farmers Market
Saturday, July 15, 8:00am-12:00pm
Bishop Park (705 Sunset Drive)
 
Are you familiar with the pollutants that harm Athens-Clarke County waterways? Do you want to help keep Athens-Clarke County’s waterways clean? Then visit the ACC Stormwater booth at the Athens Farmers Market. We will have information about water pollution in Athens and volunteer opportunities, as well as a trivia game and prizes.
 
Summer Rain Barrel Workshop
Friday, July 28, 10:00am-11:00am
Sandy Creek Nature Center (205 Old Commerce Road)
 
Although this workshop is already full, feel free to submit a registration form on our website to be added to a waiting list.
 
Join ACC Stormwater for a FREE rain barrel workshop on Friday, July 28 at 10:00 AM at the Pavilion at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Workshop participants will learn about stormwater runoff and rain barrel uses, maintenance, and installation. The presentation will be followed by a hands-on barrel build, and all supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Register at https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/FormCenter/Stormwater-Management-24/Summer-Rain-Barrel-Workshop-418.

Green Trivia Night
Monday, July 31, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Hi-Lo Lounge (1354 Prince Avenue)

ACC Stormwater and the Upper Oconee Watershed Network are teaming up to bring you another Green Trivia Night at the Hi-Lo Lounge. Think you have what it takes to be the Queen (or King) of Green? Test your wits and knowledge of nature, science, and culture at this FREE environmentally-focused trivia night. Teams of up to 6 people are invited to compete for prizes.

Contact Us


Stormwater Management Program
Department of Transportation and Public Works
Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
120 W. Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
706-613-3440
stormwater@athensclarkecounty.com
www.athensclarkecounty.com/stormwater

Notice Dumping?


Call the Stormwater Hotline at 706-614-1282 if you see someone dumping into a storm drain or notice flooding due to clogged drains or pipes.

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