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, 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! The OWCA is currently exploring other benefits for our members, which we hope to announce soon. We also will be using our newsletter to spotlight members and their special contributions to the OWCA efforts. We appreciate you! You are the heart of the organization, and we are grateful for your support!

Basic Membership: Northern Cricket Frog ("A Mighty leap forward"

$5 Student

$20 Individual Membership

$30 Family Membership

"Other Amount"

Osprey ("Stunning Water Hawk") Basic to $50

Beaver ("Keystone Wetland Engineer" $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. What is the prize? WELL…we don’t know yet. But we will make sure it reflects the spirit of the OWCA. 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!

Click here to download a membership form

Click here to register online and then pay by credit card or Paypal below

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Contact OWCA


Email: obedwatershed1@gmail.com

Phone: 931-484-9033

Obed Watershed Community Association

P.O. Box 533

Crossville, TN 38557

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