Obed Watershed Community Association (OWCA) is a Crossville, TN-based nonprofit with the mission to protect and enhance the watersheds of the
 Obed River and its tributaries within Cumberland County, TN through community education, creating opportunities for community research and service projects, and promoting conservation, recreation, and best management practices.  It also supports activities in other nearby watersheds both within Cumberland County and surrounding counties.

     This website if full of information about the watershed with many fact sheets and education powerpoints that go into great detail about the natural resources that are here.  There are also pages devoted to the many projects and accomplishments that OWCA has achieved in its twelve year history.  Many activities, however, change frequently, so we use our Facebook page, Obed Watershed Community Association, as a way to receive information in a more immediate way than the website.  The link to our Facebook page is at the bottom of our navigation column to the left.

Announcements

  • Upcoming Activities and Event Dates - 2017!

     October



    Keep it Clean 5K and Fun Run

    Saturday, October 21 9:00 a.m.

    Cumberland Mountain State Park, Recreation Center

        Our annual 5K and Fun Run fundraiser will be Saturday, October 21 this year.  It's a great course on park roads through the beautiful state park.  Our wonderful sponsors CoLink, Veolia, Ecotravel Plaza, Stonehaus Winery, Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery, Highland Federal, First Bank, and Roane State Community College are behind us again.  Lilly Pad is offering a FREE BEER coupon to the first 25 registrants.  Deadline for early registration is October 9, after which the price goes up and T-shirts in your sizes are not guaranteed.  Race prices are the same - $25 for the 5K and $10 for the Fun Run.  You can get a $5 discount by recruiting four more to make a team of 5 or more.  You can also get a discount for simply recruiting additional runners for the race.  All this information is available at our registration site.  To register, click REGISTER HERE

            
    October
          October 11  Centennial Park Work Day
          October 21  Keep it Clean 5K.  Use registration link on the left.
          October 27  OWCA Annual Membership Meeting.  Talk by Conservation Fisheries

    November
          Field Trip to scenic spot
          Work Day at Centennial Park

    December
          OWCA Holiday Party
          Fall planting activity


    WaterFest Website:  crossvillewaterfest.org   We had another terrific WaterFest this year.  There are photos from this and previous years' activities and up-to-date information on the 2017 WaterFest.  Information on 2018 WaterFest will be updated in January 2018

     Amazon Shopping Link

    Amazon’s program to help non-profits continues all year.  If you’re going to make purchases through Amazon, help OWCA by using the link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1594762


    OWCA BOARD 

         The OWCA Board includes Brad Fox (President),  Amy Steele-Wortel (Vice-President), Mary Lou Matteson (Treasurer), Hugh Thomforde (Secretary), Majorie Buxbaum, Katie Heying, Ed LeGrand, Matt Matteson, Wayne Russell, Robert Safdie, and Rebecca Whitney. 

    OWCA sponsors are CoLinx, Veolia Water NA,VEC Customer Share, MTNG Hometown Help, Manchester Tank,  Cumberland Medical Center, EcoTravel Plaza, Stonehaus Winery, Outdoor Experience, FirstBank, Highland Federal Savings and Loan, Silvara Stone, and Kroger. 

     OWCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization.  Tax deductible contributions can be sent to OWCA, 405 4th St. Crossville, TN 38555.  Dennis Gregg is the Executive Director and can be reached at 484-9033 or 210-3611.



    405 4th St


    Posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:38 AM by Dennis Gregg
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