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Ogeechee Riverkeeper®

June 2021

ORK's summer interns

Please welcome Shawn and Naomi, two fish and wildlife management majors from Ogeechee Technical College, who will be interning with ORK this summer. Shawn will primarily be assisting with the Protect the Vernon Project, and plans to continue his education at Savannah State University in the marine sciences program. Naomi will collect and record litter and water quality monitoring data, conduct citizen science monitoring for wildlife, and more.


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. Join the free training webinar on Tuesday, 2-3 p.m.

Moxostoma robustum

Once thought to be extinct, the robust redhorse has been rediscovered and stocked in a few waterways, including the Ogeechee River. Missing from the scientific record for 122 years, it was conclusively identified again in 1991. 

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.

Day trip paddles

Check out these trips between 12-15 miles long (on the river) and take about a day if going at a leisurely pace. This speed is only an estimate and can be affected by multiple factors including water levels, rate of flow, obstacles, paddler speed and more. 

Never paddle alone and only go out on the river when it is safe to do so.


Volunteer cleanups

The next public cleanup will be held July 10 in the Vernon River watershed and ORK needs volunteers. Get details and sign up

ORK has the cutest volunteers! Thanks to Shelby, Liam, Emme, Leighton, Finn, Jade, and Lauren for cleaning up near Fort McAllister.

Natural Tie-dye

Instead of putting fruit and vegetable waste straight in the trash or compost, save it in the fridge until you’re ready to tie dye-naturally. You can use many veggies or scraps and they all have varying degrees of pigment.

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. 



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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