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. A list of past stormwater steward winners can be found here.

If you are interested in nominating someone for the award, or if you would like to nominate your own project, please fill out the online application or submit a paper application to the Stormwater Management Program at stormwater@athensclarkecounty.com.


Congratulations to the 2017 Stormwater Steward Business/Design Award Winners: Smith Planning Group and Athens Orthopedic Clinic Imaging Center


The Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program recognizes the Smith Planning Group for going above and beyond in designing innovative stormwater management features. Their design for the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Imaging Center increases infiltration of stormwater and reduces the amount of runoff coming off the property. Further reducing runoff is the pervious pavement used along the edge of the parking lot. Installing a rain garden and pervious pavement goes a long way to reducing water pollution.
Athens Orthopedic After Shot
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Congratulations to the 2017 Stormwater Steward Organizational Award Winner: Watershed UGA


The Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program recognizes Watershed UGA for their important impact on the health of ACC watersheds, particularly those on campus. In addition to engaging students and faculty across campus through educational modules and service events, over the past year, Watershed UGA established a presence in the Trail Creek Watershed through the development of a 9-Element Watershed Management Plan and a corresponding 319 proposal to GA EPD, both of which were developed in collaboration with community members including Athens-Clarke County. Other projects included installing stormwater control measures within the urban forest behind Stroud Elementary, assisting ACC in researching policies to incentivize stormwater management on residential properties, and developing a comprehensive restoration plan for the Lake Herrick Watershed.
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