Who We Are


Our Mission

Provide regional leadership, resources, consultation, training and educational materials to protect, conserve, and enhance the natural resources of the Upper Etowah River Basin for present and future generations.

Our Vision

To inform and educate citizenry committed to working together to conserve, sustain and enhance the beauty and environmental health of the Upper Etowah River Watershed.

Alliance Board

John Clark - Ken Fahey - Jane Graves -  Eva Gumbert –  Nolton Johnson – Bob Kendall - Robert Morrison -  

Kenneth Owen - Nedal Shawkat - Laine Kirby Wood


Executive Committee

Chair: Jane Graves
Vice-Chair: Nedal Shawkat
Secretary: Laine Kirby Wood (interim)
Treasurer: John Clark

Participating Organizations Include:

  • Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority
  • Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D
  • Etowah Water and Sewerage Authority
  • Forsyth County
  • Forsyth Water and Sewer
  • Georgia Mountains RDC
  • Institute of Ecology-UGA
  • Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority
  • Limestone Valley RC&D
  • Limestone Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service – USDA
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service

Meet the Board

John Clark 

Ken Fahey

Jane Graves  

Eva Gumbert

Nolton Johnson 


Bob Kendall 


Robert Morrison 

Kenneth Owen 

Nedal Shawkat


Laine Kirby Wood 


Our Office Locations

Upper Etowah River Alliance Central Office

Mail: UERA P.O. Box 4893
Canton, GA 30114

Visit: 180 McClure St.
Canton, GA

Dawson Satellite Office

Dawson County Agricultural Services Center
298 Academy Ave.
Dawsonville, GA

Pickens Satellite Office

Keep Pickens Beautiful Office

56 S Main St, Jasper, GA 30143
Jasper, GA

Annual Reports

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Upper Etowah River Alliance

P. O. Box 4893, Canton, Georgia 30114, United States

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