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Coastal Georgia is teeming with sensitive, and primarily aquatic, natural resources important to local economies, like the salt marsh pictured here. Photo by Philip Juras.

Coastal Wastewater Planning and Management

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Georgia coastal wetland

Wetlands Protection

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="20" padding_bottom="20"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Legal Fellow Katie Sheehan worked with the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection to create a guide for local communities to help them protect wetland resources. Local Wetland Programs: A Guide for Georgia Communities, Katie Sheehan, April 2013. Georgia...

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The Third Symposium on Urban Stream Ecology (SUSE3)

The Third Symposium on Urban Stream Ecology (SUSE3)

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Decentralized Wastewater Management

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="20" padding_bottom="40"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Staff Attorney Katie Sheehan developed this onsite wastewater management program guidebook to help Georgia's local governments and other interested entities how to develop programs which ensure onsite wastewater systems are managed properly for the duration of their...

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coastal waters

Sea Level Rise on Georgia’s Coast

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coastal waters

Coastal Stormwater Issues

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Urban stream

The Second Symposium on Urban Stream Ecology (SUSE2)

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Altamaha River

Upper Altamaha Project

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="20" padding_bottom="20"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the UGA River Basin Center (RBC) as the first Center of Excellence for Watershed Management in the nation. This designation was based on the successful development and implementation of the...

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Etowah River

Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan

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UGA Green Roof Project

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