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May Notes

Growing Our Stream Team
We have partnered with Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful to grow our stream clean-up program to reach more of our community. We recently built an interactive map of these clean-ups, which you can check out at our website. So, please, take a look, and if you know of a stream that could use a little TLC, let us know by filling out our form or sending an email to

May Events

Late Lunch and Learn: How to Keep Your Soil Stormwater Friendly
Friday, May 6, 2–3 PM
Planning Auditorium, 120 West Dougherty Street

Join us at this free workshop to learn how you can keep your yard stormwater friendly through compost and proper lawn care. Bring a lunch and we’ll provide drinks and dessert. Registered participants will receive a free soil test. Space is limited, so contact to register. 

Twilight Criterion
Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7
College Avenue and Washington Street

Come out to Twilight, a fast-paced bike race right in the heart of downtown, and stop by the ACC Stormwater booth. The booth will include information about rain barrels, rain gardens, and ways anyone can help keep Athens-Clarke County waterways clean. Kids of all ages can enjoy a free arts and crafts activity. 
Roll Out the Barrels
Thursday, May 26, 5–8 PM
Southern Brewing Company, 231 Collins Industrial Boulevard

Enjoy functional art and support sustainability at the sixth annual Roll Out the Barrels silent auction. Twenty ordinary rain barrels were transformed into functional pieces of art by local artists. Rain barrels reduce water pollution by catching stormwater before it becomes runoff and conserve water by providing a cost-effective alternative for watering gardens. The event will include a native plant sale and a book signing by Susan M. Varlamoff, author of Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast. The family-friendly event is hosted by the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program and Water Conservation Office with support from Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. Proceeds benefit the Athens Green School Program, an initiative that promotes environmental education.

For more information about Athens-Clarke County Stormwater, please visit our webpage at, follow us on Facebook (, or find us on Twitter (@ACCStormwater). 

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