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Ogeechee Riverkeeper®

August 2021

alligator shirt

New in the store!

Show off your favorite river with these Ogeechee Riverkeeper American Alligator shirts. The ice blue t-shirt features “ORK” on the front and a hand-drawn American Alligator design on the back. Specially-commissioned artwork by Erick Bernard. 

Proceeds benefit Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s mission to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin.

Rivers Alive

Volunteers needed

In partnership with Keep Liberty Beautiful and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Ogeechee Riverkeeper will co-host a Rivers Alive litter cleanup. Volunteers will meet in a central location in Hinesville for supplies and instructions before being assigned specific spots for cleanup. This event is limited to 30 participants. Volunteers should register in advance.

Members Only: Paddle at G. Smith State Park

Guests will paddle a total of about four miles on the 412-acre mill pond, with views of the circa 1880 mill house as well as a trek on some more challenging ‘pinball’ trails through the cypress trees. 

Not a member? Become one now and get access to this and more members-only events. 

Fish consumption guidelines

To help ensure the good health of Georgians, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has developed guidelines for how often certain species of fish can be safely eaten.

View the most recent statewide report

Fauna: Strix varia

The barred owl is one of the most prominent bird figures in the Southeastern United States. With a rather sedentary lifestyle, this bird hunts, fishes, and lives year-round in the Ogeechee River Basin.

barred owl
bird eating berries

Birding basics

More than just pretty animals, birds are an important part of the ecological system, including the Ogeechee River basin. Various species inhabit different layers of the food web — from birds that eat seeds and insects to the most expert hunting predators. Check out these birding basics.

What are PFAS?

PFAs are considered ‘forever chemicals’ because they do not break down in the environment and they accumulate in wildlife, plants and humans. They are also in the water — groundwater and drinking water. And over time, they accumulate in fish and livestock, meaning they are in the food chain. All of these sources cause them to accumulate in the human body.


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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