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.


OWCA Membership Benefits

As a member of OWCA, you will receive our quarterly newsletter and notification of OWCA events throughout the year. You will be invited to our annual membership meeting,  member appreciation event, and our many volunteer activities which focus on improvements to our watershed including water monitoring, waterway restoration, planting flowers, trees, and shrubs native to our area, and removing harmful invasive plant species. 

Members can get involved by serving on committees, helping out at events, or offering feedback!  Members can also help by reporting any issues observed within the watershed such as water pollution, visible changes to water (i.e. discoloration), siltation, erosion, etc.  We will be using our newsletter to spotlight members and their special contributions to OWCA efforts. We appreciate you! You are the heart of the organization, and we are grateful for your support!

Basic Membership- Northern Cricket Frog 

$5 Student

$20 Individual Membership     

$30 Family Membership  

Osprey:  Basic to $50

Beaver:  $50 - $100

River Otter:  $101 or more

Wild turkey:  Monthly contributions of $10 or more

OWCA is a 501(c) 3 organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.

Refer a Friend

The best way to expand our membership is through word-of-mouth. If you like OWCA and what it stands for, consider asking your friends to join. As an incentive to our members, for each person that you refer to the OWCA who becomes a member, we will enter your name for a drawing for a prize at our annual membership meeting.  Tell your friends to write “referred by” [your name] on the membership form when they so we can thank you and get you into the drawing! 

Contact OWCA


Email: obedwatershed1@gmail.com

Phone: 931-484-9033

Obed Watershed Community Association

P.O. Box 533

Crossville, TN 38557

Please note this website is under construction please email obedwatershed1@gmail.com if you have questions or need more information.