Georgia adopt-a-stream and Georgia project wet: tools for an urban watershed
Harbert, Harold L.
Martin Giroux, Mary
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Urban watersheds pose unique challenges for environmental protection and preservation. Citizen-based groups and educators in metropolitan areas can help alleviate some urban impacts on the health of these watershed systems. Two programs that have had success in reaching out and connecting with urban communities and educators are Georgia Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) and Georgia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). These programs provide citizens with a combination of hands-on tools that promote: education through exploration and investigation of waterways; sharing of information with other concerned citizens and partnering with local governments and schools; and options for action to protect watersheds and improve environmentally degraded systems.