New items in the store

Show off your love for ORK with new shirts and accessories in our online store.

If you become a member at $50 per year or more, and choose automatic annual renewal, you can choose a complimentary item! 

Samarra shirt and dry bag

Ogeechee Riverkeeper

June 2020


The dangers of 'forever chemicals'

PFAs are a category of manmade carcinogenic chemicals that do not break down in the environment and they accumulate in wildlife, plants and humans. 

PFAs are used in many household items like nonstick cookware, microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes, windshield fluid and carpets. 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.

Protect Georgia's farmers

Ask your legislators to vote NO on HB 545, a bill that would restrict landowners’ rights to protect their property values and quality of life if a new industrial agricultural operation moves in and causes a nuisance. It also paves the way for industrial-size hog farms, which could affect the Ogeechee River water quality.


Screven County Landfill

The final vote for the proposed regional landfill in Screven County will be held Tuesday, June 23. You can contact the county commissioners and urge them to vote NO on the landfill that would be built near the Ogeechee River. Read ORK's letter to the editor in the Sylvania Telephone. 

History of Spanish moss

The etymology for “Spanish moss” is not known although it is often supposed it is related to a term used by French settlers in the southeastern U.S. in the 1700s. They called it barbe Espagnol, or Spanish beard, referring to the long beards popular among Spanish explorers of the era.

Hair from trees

Plan your own paddle trip

We haven't been able to host our popular paddle trips lately, but we have lots of information on how to safely plan your own and get out on the water. 

Blackwater rivers

What are blackwater rivers and where do tannins come from? The term tannin is from the Latin tannum and refers to the use of oak and other bark used in tanning hides into leather.


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


Contact Us

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