We are launching a new campaign to raise funds to build up our paddle trip program. Specifically, we want to raise $6500 by the end of October to buy a bunch of new kayaks and a new trailer in order to be able to handle larger groups on the river! In addition to feeling nice about giving to a good cause, we have some great prizes for our top donors/fundraisers when we reach our goal!
Feel like you don’t have a lot to give right now? That’s not a problem! When you follow the link, you can become a fundraiser for this campaign and set your own personal goal. Then, put your social networking to the test by sharing your page with your people.
Do you love our paddle trips? Spread the word to your friends and ask them to help you reach your goal. Are you about to throw a house warming party but don’t want a bunch of clutter in your new place? Ask your friends to give to your campaign instead. Do you have a birthday coming up but you hate opening presents? You get the idea.
The top three donors/fundraisers (plus one guest each) will get to take our new kayaks on their maiden voyage on a private paddle trip.
Our number one donor/fundraiser will receive a beautiful, handcrafted Greenland-style paddle (like the one pictured above) made by our very own board member and master woodworker, Tim Goodson!
Winners will be determined by their combined donation and fundraising total.
CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on how to set up your fundraising page or click the following button to get started.
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SAVANNAH, GA – June 16th, 2016 All are welcome to register for the June 25th paddle trip located at Morgan’s Bridge to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal. This 9-mile trip will take participants through some of the Ogeechee’s more labyrinthine passages and is suitable for intermediate paddlers. The June trip is the latest in Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s summer schedule of paddle trips and has been designed to be family friendly and suitable for older children. The 9 a.m. tour will wind throughout the peaceful water and will require three to four hours of paddling time plus an hour for lunch. Participants will be exposed to beautiful scenery along with the chance to observe wildlife. People interested in joining the trip must register at www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org by 4 p.m. on June 24th as no registrations or rentals will be accepted after the deadline.
All members are encouraged to register and take part in this monthly paddle trip at no cost beyond an annual membership. Non-members can also experience the beauty of the River by paying $35 which will include a yearly membership. There is also a small fee for rental boats if paddlers do not have one.
Please bring your own food, refreshments and a dry bag for personal keys/cell phones. It is recommended for paddlers dress for the outdoors. This includes a hat, tennis shoes and plenty of sunscreen.
The trip will feature an educational guide who will inform participants about the scenery they are viewing. Ogeechee Riverkeeper is looking forward to seeing everyone out on June 25th for a fun, unforgettable time on the River! For a full schedule of our monthly trips, visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/events/paddle-trips/.
SAVANNAH, GA – June 15, 2016 – Ogeechee Riverkeeper has introduced a new needs-based volunteer program for existing and new members and encourages people who are interested in helping to preserve Georgia’s waterways to take their involvement to a new level. The non-profit organization, which is now in its 11th year protecting the Ogeechee, Canoochee, and Coastal Rivers, is appealing for members to apply for specific projects that draw on a range of talents and interests.
Needed positions include: Office Assistant, Adopt-a-Stream Water Quality Monitors, Education Assistants, Event staff, Designers (brochures, shirts, etc.), Boat Captains, Paddle Trip Guides, and special projects. All positions are open to current members of the organization and an annual membership starts at $35 for an individual.
Detailed information about each position is available on Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s website here, the volunteer work (with the exception of Office Assistant and Adopt-A-Stream Monitors) requires flexible hours rather than a standard working schedule. Volunteers in specific categories will be added to email lists and contacted when volunteer opportunities become available.
Applications are accepted through the website here, and applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.
Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect, preserve and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin. To accomplish this goal, Ogeechee Riverkeeper strives to amplify the voices of concerned citizens and strengthen their efforts to protect their rivers and their communities.