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Ogeechee Riverkeeper®

December 2020

Pond Slider in camo, Wesley Hendley, 2020. George L. Smith State Park, Twin City, Georgia.

Inaugural Photography Contest

Ogeechee Riverkeeper solicited the best photographs from across the watershed highlighting what makes the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers, and the surrounding areas, remarkable.

Photographers could submit into the categories of landscape, portrait, wildlife, plant life, underwater, aerial, black and white, and funny wildlife. 

View the winners of the 2020 contest!

Sampling equipment

Last chance to give in 2020

Your support of ORK allows us to continue the important work of testing water quality, sharing stories from the watershed, fighting legal battles, ensuring concerns unique to our watershed are heard in the legislature, providing recreational guidance, and coordinating cleanup efforts across our 5,500 square-mile territory.

Hancock County Quarry

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is helping the citizens of Hancock County who are opposed to the opening of a new gravel quarry. The proposed quarry is within a mile of the Ogeechee River and poses a number of potential dangers to local water resources. Your support will allow citizens to hire experts and conduct research, and present the findings to their leaders. 

Recreation map

Milliken update

The public comment regarding the proposed permit renewal closed in November. ORK submitted its detailed comments to those that GA EPD is now reviewing. ORK also shared its PFAs findings. These, along with other documents regarding the permit, are available online

There is no definitive timeframe for GA EPD's announcement of the new permit details. ORK continues to investigate the facility and collect data, and ORK will share details of the new permit as well as a response once it becomes available.

Gift memberships are now available

Purchase an individual or household membership for family and friends this holiday season. Share a gift that lasts all year and ensures clean water for everyone in our basin. You can even download a certificate to give or send.

Recreation map

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