The Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual, 2nd Edition is back from the printer FINALLY!!  This straightforward, plain-English guide of the Clean Water Act focuses on public involvement opportunities. It is a valuable resource for anyone involved in any aspect of water work. View The Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual 2nd Edition .  River network also has a free online course that can help you navigate the Clean Water Act.

Decision Maker Contact Information

The following links provide information on contacting decision makers and elected officials.  Always double check the information as it may be dated after elections and new appointments.

Developing in Wetlands


  • Interfaith Power & Light
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy issued a major report in 2004, “Code Red Alert: Confronting Nuclear Power in Georgia”. It goes through past & current impacts/histories of nuclear power and related programs in and around Georgia along with some possible nuclear expansion projects on the horizon, including the DOE’s Savannah River Site. You can find it , just go to our ‘nuclear’ section to download. It has maps, charts, etc.

Environmental Education

  • Backyard Conservation There are lots of ways to help in your own backyard. It is vital to preserve our planet and its natural resources, like water, soil, plants and wildlife. Many of these activities can be fun, too!
    Education Alliance of Georgia
  • Growing the Outdoor Classroom Movement: Creating an Outdoor Classroom Symposium (pdf)
  • Climate Change and Colleges: An introduction on climate change–what it is, what’s causing it, and why you should care. They also teamed up with 3 contributing experts and share how 3 colleges are leading by example. Students who’ve set their career goals on sustainability and the environment can use tips from the guide on how they can start building their resume by getting involved in initiatives on campus or starting their own
  • College Affordability Guide (featured as a resource by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, National College Access Network, University of Pennsylvania, and others) regarding their initiative to help environmental science students get the most out of their education and get started in the field.

Environmental Health Resources

Environmental Protection Agency

Erosion & Sedimentation

Georgia Coastal Resources Division

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Georgia Environmental Protection Division

  • New EPD Water Conservation Website
    The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is pleased to announce the launching of its new water conservation website, This website is designed to educate and empower citizens of the state and water managers to conserve our precious water resources. This site includes links to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Water Conservation Requirements, Water Use and Conservation Facts, and Educational Tools. It is our goal to provide you with as much information as possible in support of conserving Georgia’s water resources.

Georgia Statewide Comprehensive Water Management Plan

Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Georgia Land Conservation




Pollution/Wastewater permits

Protect Georgia Protect Georgia, formerly known as the Georgia Environmental Action Network (GEAN), is a group of citizens willing to take a stand for Georgia’s environment. Led by a coalition of partner organizations, Protect Georgia alerts its members as critical issues arise. With the click of a button, individuals let their elected officials know what they think.

River trails

Satellite Imagery

  • USGS “Seamless” siteBoundaries: National Atlas States
    Orthoimagery: DOQQ Black and White (this gives me the best
    resolution–but check out LANDSAT as well)Just zoom progressively into your area by clicking and dragging red
    rectangles onto the map.

Stream Buffer Resources


Tides and River Levels

United States Geological Survey

Weather and Rainfall Data

  • The Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network
    The Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network was established in 1991 by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Georgia. The objective of the AEMN is to collect reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications. Each station monitors air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, soil temperature at 2, 4, and 8 inch depths, atmospheric pressure, and soil moisture every 1 second. Data are summarized at 15 minute intervals and at midnight a daily summary is calculated. A microcomputer at the Georgia Experiment Station initiates telephone calls to each station periodically and downloads the recorded data. The data are processed immediately and disseminated via the world wide web ( Click on a site at this link to obtain local weather and related information.
  • Underground Weather
    The Weather Underground provides links to weather data and other useful information.
  • Vessel registration Georgia boat registration

There are so many ways that you can help keep our rivers clean and beautiful. Responding to Action Alerts or reaching out to your elected representatives. Find your way to get involved!