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Ogeechee Riverkeeper®

May 2022

Welcome, Carly!

Our newest staff member is Carly Nielsen, our Upper Watershed Representative. She is based near Sparta, Georgia, and will help ORK track issues in the northern part of our watershed. 

Carly is a South Florida native who was raised in Georgia, and was taught a love for the outdoors and exploring new places from her parents and grandparents. Carly loves traveling the world and visiting different places. Some of her favorite destinations are Costa Rica, Greece, Italy, and Croatia.

May 24 is #NationalScavengerHunt Day!

Ogeechee Riverkeeper encourages you to get out and explore the Ogeechee and Canoochee watershed. The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to photograph the items on this list. All are welcome to play for fun, but there are prizes for those that wish to compete. 

Post and tag your images with the what3words locations for double points. What3words has even agreed to add to the prize package! Submit your list and photos by June 30 to enter.


Help ORK protect your clean water and our magnificent coastline! ORK is purchasing four sets of simple, effective, portable, rugged, cost-effective data loggers. Please make a tax-deductible gift today and support ORK's ability to quickly and easily gather scientific data.

Earth Day Cleanups

Thank you to everyone who joined our Earth Day Cleanups in Louisville and Hamburg State Park. We gathered hundreds of pounds of trash and kept it out of our waterways. Check out the photos!

Basin Bird Bingo!

Do you often see or hear birds but don’t know how to identify them? Birding is a safe outdoor activity, and you can use our custom birding bingo to get started! Tag us on social media with your research adventures and use #ORKOutside.

Botany & Brews: Tree Walk at Skidaway Island State Park

Tree expert Sydney Young will lead a guided tour of tree species found throughout the park with an emphasis on their importance to our watershed’s health. This members-only event will be held June 4. Please register in advance. 

ORK at Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting

This past week, Board Member Dr. Checo Colon-Gaud’s research lab and ORK's research fellow were able to attend the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to share our research with the broader scientific community. Scientific conferences are one of the best ways for scientists to connect with the larger research community to enhance and spread ORK's research impact. 

Follow us on Flickr!

We've got several photo albums on Flickr and you can see them all. With pictures from our cleanups, education events, school visits, and more, you can see what ORK is up to and be inspired to get out there yourself. 


Upcoming Events

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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