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Ogeechee Riverkeeper®

July 2021



Many thanks to the volunteers who came out for a cleanup on Harmon Canal as part of our Protect the Vernon project.

The Vernon River drains via urban and suburban runoff that flows through Wilshire Canal, Harmon Canal, Casey Canal, and Hayners Creek. All of these waterways are part of the Ogeechee River watershed. Learn more about how we are working to #ProtectTheVernon.


New data site launched

Ogeechee Riverkeeper assisted Savannah Riverkeeper in compiling data for the new Know Your River website. The site gives users the ability to interact with multiple parameters and layers of information as well as a download raw data for use and analysis. The site is a work-in-progress and information will continue to be added.

In the news

ORK is pleased to have been on the evening news highlighting the Little Lotts Creek boom and our partnership with Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful and The City of Statesboro.

Corporate sponsorships

Ogeechee Riverkeeper offers annual corporate sponsorships with multiple levels of giving. Your annual sponsorship comes with a number of perks (including company-only events and tickets to our annual Oyster Roast), supports us in our ongoing efforts, and helps us reach more people in our watershed.

Water conservation

Fresh water is a finite resource. In addition to keeping our waterways clean, we also try to reduce water usage in general. Companies, businesses, and municipalities all have a responsibility to minimize their water consumption, but there are also a number of ways someone can conserve water in everyday ways. 


Sign up to sample the Vernon

ORK is looking for volunteers who are willing to take samples as we work to Protect the Vernon. Citizen scientists will be trained by ORK staff and assigned a location to monitor within the Vernon watershed. The data collected with be crucial in helping identify and fix water quality issues. Sign up to be alerted for the next training session. 

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.



Members Only: Birding with Ogeechee Audubon


Members Only: Paddle Trip at George Smith State Park


Annual Oyster Roast
Mark Your Calendars!


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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