OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER TO BENEFIT FROM PINT NIGHT AT GREEN TRUCK PUB

SAVANNAH, GA – August 21, 2017 – Join Ogeechee Riverkeeper for a charity Pint Night at Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St., from 5-11 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20.

 

Green Truck Pub will match any personal donations made by patrons as well as donate $1 for every draft purchased that night to Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Pint Night will feature drafts from Moon River Brewing Company and guests will get an early taste of the special Ogeechee Riverkeeper Ale, which Moon River brews for the nonprofit organization’s annual oyster roast fundraising event in November.

 

The donations received will go toward helping Ogeechee Riverkeeper accomplish its mission to protect, preserve and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River Basin. Since Ogeechee Riverkeeper was formed following a merge between the Canoochee Riverkeeper and Friends of the Ogeechee River, the organization has focused on initiating educational campaigns to raise awareness of pollution, addressing illegal pollution discharged into the river and working to increase enforcement of environmental laws. Ogeechee Riverkeeper has also partnered with the Georgia Water Coalition to ensure clean water and protection of area natural resources.

 

Green Truck Pub was founded on the premise that the Savannah community deserves a casual place to eat and drink well while benefitting the local economy by “shopping local.” The Pub has been voted ‘Best of Savannah’ the past six years in a row.

 

“We are always looking for additional ways to get involved within the community and we are grateful to Green Truck for hosting Pint Night again this year,” said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Outreach and Water Quality Specialist Luke Roberson. “It’s a good reason to enjoy a burger and a beer with friends and family, while also supporting Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s mission and efforts.”

 

For more information about this event or Ogeechee Riverkeeper, please visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org.

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OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER HOLDS SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL MEETING, AWARDS CEREMONY AT LOVE’S

AUGUST 19, 2017 – SAVANNAH, GA – Those who support and enjoy the Ogeechee River as a source of recreation, income and local pride recently had a chance to catch up on matters relating to the region’s most prized natural resource.

ORK hosted its annual meeting and awards Saturday, Aug. 19 at Love’s Seafood Restaurant. The popular local eatery, a “River” level corporate sponsor of the non-profit organization and longtime supporter of the waterway itself, provided guests with stunning views of the Ogeechee River while they enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks and good company.

Attendees received an update on the progress and development of the river basin and the organization. Ogeechee Riverkeeper recognized a few of their outstanding supporters and awarded Charlie Martin as Volunteer of the Year, Mark Dallas as Monitor of the Year, Moon River Brewing Company as Business of the Year and Cami Sockow from the Sustainability Center as Georgia Southern University as Education Partner of the Year. The organization was also honored to name Francis Allen and Keith Seibert as this year’s Legacy Award Winners.

“Each year, we hold an annual meeting to share how we are preserving the Ogeechee River and treat our devoted supporters and members to an enjoyable evening,” Ogeechee Riverkeeper Membership and Communications Coordinator Jennifer West said. “This gathering always proves to be the perfect way to connect with our advocates within the community, and we certainly don’t mind spending a few lovely hours on our beautiful river at Love’s.”

Proceeds from this event benefitted the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, a 501(c) (3) whose mission is to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin through a watershed watch program, a healthy waters agenda, and a hometown waters education program.

To learn more about Ogeechee Riverkeeper, please visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org or call 866-942-6222.

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ART EXHIBIT BENEFITTING OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER TO END WITH ‘SUMMER SATURDAY’

SAVANNAH, GA – August 8, 2017 – Location Gallery’s Aqua Vista exhibit, with proceeds benefitting Ogeechee Riverkeeper, will conclude Saturday, Aug. 12. On this day, Location Gallery will host Aqua Vista Summer Saturday for an open house exhibit of “Life on the Water” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at their gallery, 417 Whitaker St. in downtown Savannah.

Aqua Vista 2017 is a small works show focused on “life on the water” across a variety of mediums featuring over 30 artists. Artists featured in this show include Ogeechee Riverkeeper board member Lind Hollingsworth in addition to Karen Abato, Randy Akers, Stacie Jean Albano, Anna Bliss, Lyn Bonham, Angela Burson, Bob Christian, Julia Christian, Lennie Ciliento, Becca Cook, Joy Dunigan, Manda Faye Dunigan, Christina Edwards, Kelley Hagemes, Sassy Hall, Mary Hartman, Farnaz Jahani, Cathy Jarman, Geoff Johnson, Dan Kaufman, Rubi McGrory, Robert Morris, Lara Neece, Lisa Ocampo, Jennylyn Pawelski, Juliana Peloso, Peter E. Roberts, Daniel E. Smith and Lisa D. Watson.

Gallery proceeds from the Aqua Vista exhibit will be donated to Ogeechee Riverkeeper. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River Basin. The organization strives to accomplish this mission through their watershed watch program, healthy waters agenda, and hometown waters education.

 

“We are so grateful to Location Gallery for once again choosing to donate proceeds from this exhibit to our organization,” said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Membership and Communications Coordinator Jennifer West. “This exhibit highlights the beauty of life on the water, which our organization strives to protect.”

 

Location Gallery features group and solo art shows by local Savannah artists. Gallery profits from shows are designated to local nonprofits. The gallery aims to build a better community one art show at a time.

 

For more information about Aqua Vista 2017 or this event, please visit www.locationgallery.net. To learn more about Ogeechee Riverkeeper, please visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org.

 

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