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Ogeechee Riverkeeper®

October 2020

Despite multiple Clean Water Act violations, Georgia EPD is poised to issue a weakened Milliken permit. The output from this facility affects the Ogeechee River. In 2011, discharge from this facility caused one of the largest fish kills in the state's history. As a result of that ecological disaster and ORK's tireless efforts, a strict permit was issued regulating Milliken's output. That permit is now up for renewal.

Read our statement, learn how you can get involved, find detailed data, and donate to the fight on our site

Sampling equipment

Fund-a-Need: Sampling equipment

ORK is looking to purchase a meter that has the ability to measure a variety of components in the water, including dissolved oxygen, conductivity, salinity, total dissolved solids, pH, chloride, temperature and more.

Help us raise $3,200 for the meter and related supplies.


October Creature Feature

Spooks and goblins and monsters come out to play in October. We’re highlighting some not-so-scary creatures in our watershed and we want you to choose your favorite one!

So far, the Redbreast sunfish and Painted bunting have won their categories. Vote now for Team Mammal.

Tri colored bat

Register for the annual meeting

We won't be able to hold our annual oyster roast this year, but we will be celebrating our 15th year with a fun online event, complete with gorgeous videos from the watershed and a fantastic raffle. Our free annual meeting will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020. Event begins streaming at 6:30 p.m. 

We are also accepting sponsorships for the annual meeting. 

More landings added to map

Ogeechee Riverkeeper has added landings to the recreation map with locations on the Canoochee River within Fort Stewart. The public is able to access these landings by checking in and out via the iSportsman app. Accessible locations may vary depending on base training schedules.

Map includes details about each location. 

Recreation map

Statesboro litter trap

Ogeechee Riverkeeper partnered with the City of Statesboro and Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful (KSBB) to help curb litter pollution in Little Lotts Creek. The boom has been installed and it actively collecting litter. Its first full clean-out is scheduled for next week. Watch a time lapse video of the installation. 

Donate now to support our litter prevention efforts.


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