Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission (KOCBC)

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Fall in Love with Harris Shoals Park Sunday Oct. 25th

Join us as we restore native habitats and learn about our watershed.

We will observe Covid precautions at all times and post reminder signs in the park.

9:00-11:00 am: Adults and high school age participants are needed to help with invasive plant removal followed by a light lunch supplied by Oconee County Water Resources Department and UOWN Oconeewaters Committee. Workers will also receive a long sleeve Protect Our Water t-shirt for their efforts from the City of Watkinsville. Workers should come dressed for this work wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts and closed toed shoes for going up and down the streambank safely. Oconeewaters will supply rubberized gloves, tools, spray bottles and goggles required for use by all workers. You can register to help by sending your name, email contact and t-shirt size by Thursday Oct. 22 to Vicki Soutar at as well as any questions.

12:00-3:00 pm: Oconeewaters; along with the Oconee County Water Resources and Storm Water Departments, will do water quality monitoring demonstrations and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy.  We will spread out these stations to help practice social distancing, limit the number at each station, use hand sanitizer and wear masks at stations.


Harris Shoals Park Invasive Species Removal and Habitat Restoration flyer


To increase citizen awareness of the need for individual environmental stewardship and to offer opportunities for public involvement in local projects.


  • To develop and execute environmental and educational outreach programs encouraging citizen stewardship.
  • To provide supportive educational materials for county programs such as Litter Abatement, Solid Waste Management, Recycling and Beautification.
  • To conduct Environmental and Recycling programs and projects.