Stormwater Steward Award

Each year, the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program presents the Stormwater Steward Award to an organization, business, individual, or community group that has gone above and beyond to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on our waters through a specific project, practice, or event.

Applications are being accepted through March 15 for the 2016 Stormwater Steward Awards. If you are interested in nominating someone for the award, or if you would like to nominate your own project, please submit a complete application to the Stormwater Management Program at

In 2015, the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program recognized a Stormwater Steward Business and a Stormwater Steward Citizen. A list of past stormwater steward winners can be found here

Congratulations to the 2015 Stormwater Steward Business winners:  J’s Bottle Shop, Sam’s Food Mart, and Ed Lane of Smith Planning Group.
The Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program recognizes J’s Bottle Shop and Sam’s Food Mart for going above and beyond in addressing stormwater management. The rain garden, designed by Ed Lane of the Smith Planning Group, increases infiltration of stormwater and reduces the amount of runoff coming off the property. Further reducing runoff is the pervious pavement used throughout the parking lot. Installing a rain garden and pervious pavement goes a long way to reducing water pollution.

Stormwater Steward Award Business 2015