Becoming a member of ORK allows us to continue the important work of testing water quality, sharing stories from the watershed, fighting legal battles, providing recreational guidance, and coordinating cleanup efforts across our 5,500 square-mile territory.
In addition to the various perks ORK offers our members, adding your name to our membership list is critical to our legislative efforts and grant applications. Having a strong team behind us shows that our constituents support our work.
Pocket gophers are fossorial creatures, meaning they are excellent diggers and prefer to burrow. They flourish in the type of soil found under the longleaf pine, which makes them very happy in the Ogeechee River basin. With giant front teeth and long claws, they look threatening, but are mostly harmless rodents.
Thanks to Thomas and Ben!
These two young men have been spending time picking up litter and trash in the Ogeechee River this summer.
Turn to the outdoors for poetic inspiration. Sit and observe nature for a few minutes. Notice what you hear, smell and feel. Take your impressions, focus on specific descriptions, and compose a short poem.
Do you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)? You can help Ogeechee Riverkeeper qualify for up to $25,000 in matching grant fund. ORK is participating in the #HalfMyDAF challenge to encourage donors and foundations to give between now and September 30.