UPPER CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
The Upper Chattahoochee River Conservation District was organized on January 12, 1938 and comprises of Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham, Lumpkin, and White counties. The district is located in Area 2 of Georgia’s conservation districts and has 48 flood control dams. Each county is represented by two supervisors, one elected to serve a 4-year term and one appointed to serve a 2-year term. The district provides cost-efficient assistance in the areas of erosion control, conservation, education and outreach, as well as public awareness and planning for citizens and local governments in each county. They also provide scholarships to high school students and sponsorships for students attending the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop held annually at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA).
The University of North Georgia Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis awarded a $5,000 sub-grant to the Soque River Watershed Association and Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The funds will be used to support a grant project for educating middle school students and teachers in Habersham County on stream and streambank health in the Soque Watershed. This project is expected to reach approximately 375 students in grades 4-9 with emphasis on grade 7. The purpose of this project is to help students understand how to manage landscapes and access stream and streambank health. Both SRWA and Upper Chattahoochee River SWCD will accomplish this by teaching in the classrooms, having a teach-the-teacher field day, and allowing teachers to rent steam monitoring tools for their own classrooms.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The location rotates between the five counties:
For previous meeting information and documents, please click below.
Contact Upper Chattahoochee conservation district
LeAnn Rutledge, District Program Assistant
Phone: (706) 779-2134