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Ogeechee Riverkeeper®

April 2021

Help us oppose a proposed regional landfill 

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is opposed to the new proposed landfill development due to its proximity to the Ogeechee River and likelihood of it becoming a source of pollution in the future. In fact, the western property line is the river itself

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If this landfill is built, this region will bear the burden of its contamination long after the 30 years’ post-closure requirement, posing a very real threat to the health, safety, quality of life, and the environmental wellbeing of this community.


Earth Day at Green Truck Pub

ORK is partnering with Green Truck Pub for Earth Day Month in Savannah. The drop-by event will be held this Thursday, 5-9 p.m., and feature a live outdoor projection of a new interactive map of the Ogeechee River basin. Green Truck will offer the Tupelo Hot Honey burger special highlighting the celebration. 

Green Truck Pub
Recreation map

Membership Drive

This April is ORK's annual membership drive. During the month of April, renew your membership or set up an automatically renewing donation, and you will be entered to win fabulous prizes. Plus, we are gearing up for members-only events like birding and paddling trips! We also offer corporate sponsorships.

Blackwater rivers

The Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers are considered ‘blackwater’ rivers. A blackwater river is typically a slow-moving waterway flowing through forests, swamps, or wetlands. As vegetation decays, tannins seep into the ground water or drain into lakes and streams, making a transparent, acidic water that is darkly stained, resembling black tea.

Kallie group

Adopt-A-Landing program

We have the cutest volunteers! From left to right, that's Jade, Shelby, Emme, and Kort cleaning up at Fort McAllister.

ORK is encouraging families and households to adopt a spot on the river and commit to checking it for litter regularly. One of the busiest, and messiest, places along the river is the landing. From constructed boat ramps to informal sandy spots to put in, these are heavily trafficked areas and tend to accumulate trash.


There are many ways you can help the Ogeechee Riverkeeper protect, preserve and improve the waterways within our basin.


Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Inc.
PO Box 16206
Savannah, Georgia 31416-2906
(866) 942-6222


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