When the upper, largely rural part of the watershed began to face increasing pressure from industrial expansion and dangerous agricultural practices, ORK hired Carly to be based specifically in the upper watershed.
Ogeechee Riverkeeper has developed a survey tool for citizens to report flooding connected to increased development in coastal Georgia counties. The tool will help area organizations track changes in water incursion in the area.
Fellow Molly McKeon conducted some research on the river using electrofishing.
Kris has dived in Belize and worked in Alaska, but he returned to his native Georgia to protect local waterways.
ORK is soliciting the best photographs from across the 5,500 square mile watershed in the fourth year of the photo contest.
The month of August is historically known as the Dog Days of Summer which “refers to a period of particularly hot and humid weather occurring during the summer months of July and August in the Northern Hemisphere.”
James Burke first came to ORK by taking the initiative at his school to raise money for our organization, as a part of a student fundraiser. He helped pave the way for future high school interns and wish him all the best at Yale!
For this project, I placed trash cans at the boat ramps. The cans are managed by myself and local volunteers, being emptied on a monthly basis. The hope is that the implementation of the trash cans at these will help make a difference in the overall appearance and quality at each of these sites.
Everyone can be environmental stewards and lead by example with responsible and ethical outdoor practices, especially when it comes to hunting and fishing.
Mel is the education and outreach coordinator for ORK, which means she is often found in classrooms, at outdoor events, or in the creek leading a cleanup. She makes sure the public has access to the resources ORK has to offer and to make sure citizens have plenty of chances to interact with ORK’s many facets.
ORK's fellow attended the Society for Freshwater Science’s shared conference in Brisbane, Australia. She met tons of local animals and explored the area.
ORK commissioned local artist Juliana Smith to create a custom artwork entitled “Blackwater Barons” featuring the plants and wildlife in the Ogeechee River watershed.
Alter your perspective on these changes by taking photos of the same plants each day. Watch how time passes when you review your images.
Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) and stakeholders from the City of Savannah Water Resources, Chatham County and area residents adopted an updated watershed management plan (WMP) for the Vernon River.
Damon Mullis and Checo Colon-Gaud, Ph.D., published their findings on various methods for collecting macroinvertebrates.