Projects & News

River Clean Up Pictures
UERA hosted a river clean up for Anheuser-Busch using funds granted by River Network, a national river protection organization. Partnering with UERA in the effort was Anheuser-Busch, Keep Bartow Beautiful and the Coosa River Basin Initiative Riverkeeper.

UERA and CCWSA’s Adopt-A-Stream Program Goes To Classrooms!
from The CherokeeTribune – Read the article here.

Protect Rivers with a Beautiful Garden
from The Cherokee Ledger-News – Read the article here.

UERA Office declared the Yard of the Month by the City of Canton!

Rivers Alive 

The 7th Annual “Protect The Etowah River” Cleanup
Saturday, October 4, 2008

See the Cherokee Tribune Article



butterfly garden next the Funk Heritage MuseumThe Upper Etowah River Alliance has been busy beginning our new 319 grant and investigating various ways to educate folks about water pollution. One of the projects funded by the grant is a raingarden at the Funk Heritage Museum at Reinhardt College. The building had drainage problems with the water coming from the roof and the new series of raingardens addresses this issue. In addition, it adds a beautiful, educational tool to the museum’s grounds. Many of the plants were donated by the Georgia Native Plant Society, and much of the landscaping planning and work was donated by Bill Ross. Many thanks to Martha Hout and Joe Kitchens of the Funk Center, for their hard work on this project.
Pictured: A butterfly garden next the Funk Heritage Museum

Kids from R.M. Moore Elementary 

Kids from R.M. Moore Elementary show off dragonflies they made with the help of Alliance volunteers, Lori Forrester and Jennifer Lowe. The students got to spend time learning more about the amazing creatures of the watershed. Thanks to MACTEC for the dragonfly kits!



Diane Minick 

Congratulations! To Diane Minick, the Alliance’s Board Chair, who was chosen as Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia River Network. Diane was given her well-deserved award at the GRN Annual Conference in Milledgeville.

UERA Office Locations
Central Office
Mail: UERA P.O. Box 307
Canton, GA 30169

Cherokee Central Office
180 McClure St.
Canton, GA

Dawson Satellite Office
Dawson County Agricultural Services Center
298 Academy Ave.
Dawsonville, GA

Pickens Satellite Office
Keep Pickens Beautiful Office
Jasper, GA