• Water Filtration Activity
    This activity will show you how to use the scientific method to filter water.
  • RELEASE: ORK announces winners of annual photo contest
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has chosen the best photographs from across the 5,500 square mile watershed submitted for the annual photography contest.
  • RELEASE: New research fellow at ORK plans year-long monitoring project
    The 2023 ORK Research Fellow is Molly McKean, a graduate student at Georgia Southern University, pursuing a master’s degree in biology. She works in the lab of Dr. Checo Colón-Gaud
  • RELEASE: ORK accepting entries for annual photography contest
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) is soliciting the best photographs from across the 5,500 square mile watershed. Judges will be looking for images that highlight what makes the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers, and the surrounding areas, remarkable. This is the third year for the contest. 
  • Responsible Hunting and Fishing
    Everyone can be environmental stewards and lead by example with responsible and ethical outdoor practices, especially when it comes to hunting and fishing.
  • PRESS RELEASE: ORK and City of Savannah host second rain barrel giveaway
    ORK and the City are holding their second rain barrel giveaway at Joseph Tribble Park on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Area residents can pick up a free rain barrel from 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Crayfish and DNA
    One characteristic of crayfish is that they all look very similar to one another, and even experts can have difficulty identifying them and telling species apart.
  • Monarchs and Milkweed
    Monarchs have just recently been listed as an Endangered Species. Read about the journey of a Monarch butterfly during its lifetime.
  • Erosion and Sedementation
    One of the aspects of the river health that ORK monitors is sedimentation. Everyday impacts of sedimentation include increased likelihood of flooding, loss of soil productivity, decreased recreational value, deterioration of water quality, impacts to wildlife and habitat, and increased maintenance costs.
  • ORK received $10,000 Bass Pro Shops Grant
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's Outdoor Fund.
  • PRESS RELEASE: Milliken announces closure of facility located on the Ogeechee River
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) considers the closure of the Longleaf facility to be an overall positive step for the health and cleanliness of the watershed, while acknowledging the impacts to the local economy that such a closure will necessitate. 
  • Flora: Fothergilla gardenii
    Witch-alder is a small shrub in the witch-hazel family. It is found in the Ogeechee watershed but it is threatened as a species.
  • Pollinators vs. Pollen-Haters
    Seasonal allergies are a pain for humans but we also need that pollen to survive -- we all eat plants and animals that rely on pollinators. In this activity, we will keep our pollinators in mind by practicing being a landscape designer.
  • Scavenger Hunt
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper encourages you to get out and explore the Ogeechee and Canoochee watershed. The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to photograph the items on our list, with bonus points if you tag and post them using what3words!
  • ORK at Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting
    Scientific conferences are one of the best ways for scientists to connect with the larger research community to enhance and spread our research impact.