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Ogeechee Riverkeeper®

November 2020

After Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) discovered that Milliken’s Longleaf facility was discharging polyfluoroalkyls and perfluoroalkyls (PFAS) chemicals, ORK initiated a pilot study to determine if these chemicals were bioaccumulating in fish regularly consumed by people from the river.

Initial results show that all fish sampled had detectable limits of PFAS chemicals in their tissue fillets. These results are publicly available at ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/milliken. ORK will continue to make results publicly accessible as available. 

Read our statement, learn how you can get involved, find detailed data, donate to the fight and get the latest updates about the Milliken renewal permit process on our site

Sampling equipment

Fund-a-Need: Boat motor

ORK is looking to purchase a new boat motor. Our Riverkeeper Damon has picked out a 9.9 horsepower, four-stroke motor that will be perfect for getting around on our waterways safely and efficiently.

Help us meet our goal!


Inaugural photography contest

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is seeking the best photographs from the watershed. Judges are looking for images that highlight what makes the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers, and the surrounding areas, special. 

Learn how to submit your images.

Tri colored bat

Annual meeting video

The annual meeting was held virtually this year. The video stream included inspirational words from writer Janisse Ray, updates from the Riverkeeper, beautiful footage from the watershed, and more.

The video is now available to watch online. 

Dirty Dozen 2020

Georgia Water Coalition's Dirty Dozen report highlights the politics, policies, and issues that threaten the health of Georgia’s water and the well-being of 10 million Georgians. 

Two issues that affect the our watershed are on the list

Recreation map

Riverkeeper on WRUU

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Damon Mullis gave a presentation to the UU Green Team. The topic was climate change, pollution, and coastal waters. Mullis appeared with Kris Williams, director of Carreta Research Project. 

Their presentation is free to view online


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 the basin.


Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Inc.
PO Box 16206
Savannah, Georgia 31416-2906
(866) 942-6222