To inform, educate and partner with communities to work together to conserve, sustain and protect the environmental health and water quality of the Upper Etowah Watershed.


Provide regional leadership, resources, consultation, education, training materials and events to protect, conserve, enhance and sustain the natural beauty, environmental and economic resources, and recreational opportunities of the Upper Etowah Watershed for present and future generations.


Alliance Board

Isham Colosetti
Lori Forrester
Jane Graves
Nolton Johnson
Bob Kendall
Robert Morrison
Kenneth Owen
Nedal Shawkat
Laine Kirby Wood

Executive Committee
Executive Director: Laine Kirby Wood
Chair: Jane Graves
Vice-Chair: Nedal Shawkat
Secretary: Bob Kendall
Treasurer: Nolton Johnson

Participating Organizations
Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority
Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D
Etowah Water and Sewerage Authority
Forsyth County
Forsyth Water and Sewer
Georgia Mountains RDC
Institute of Ecology-UGA
Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority
Limestone Valley RC&D
Limestone Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
Natural Resources Conservation Service – USDA
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Fish and Wildlife Service

Our Offices

Upper Etowah River Alliance Central Office

Mail: UERA P.O. Box 4893 Canton, GA 30114
 Visit: 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
56 S Main St, Jasper, GA 30143 Jasper, GA