The Upper Oconee Watershed Network’s (UOWN) annual River Rendezvous helps to address water quality issues in streams and rivers in the Upper Oconee Watershed in Athens, GA. Nutter staff members Erin Harris and Cody Hale along with other community volunteers collect water samples from local streams for water quality analysis. UOWN uses the resulting data to identify polluted streams that require immediate attention, and to monitor long-term trends in water quality including Trail Creek.