• 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.
  • Birding Basics
    Join in our Basin Bird Bingo and get started birding in our watershed.
  • What kinds of crayfish might you expect to find in the Ogeechee?
    With so much aquatic diversity in the basin, what you might see in the upper part of the basin can be completely different from what you might see near the coast.
  • Earth Month
    We are calling on YOU to celebrate Earth Day with us the entire month of April! Come up with creative, fun and effective ways to better your environment and celebrate the Earth.
  • Membership Drive
    Anyone who becomes an automatically renewing member in the month of April will be entered in a drawing to win a corn hole set!
  • Why should we care about freshwater organisms?
    Why spend all the time and effort to study things that appear to have little to no impact on human welfare? While the ultimate answer to this question is nuanced, one of the most important reasons why we as scientists care about them is their use as bioindicators.
  • Define a watershed
    Come up with your own definition of watershed using clear and descriptive words. The best definition of watershed will win some ORK swag!
  • PRESS RELEASE: ORK, City of Savannah install litter traps to Protect the Vernon
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) and the City of Savannah are partnering to lead a long term project to protect the water quality and ecology of the Vernon River. Two litter booms were recently deployed in an effort to catch litter before it reaches the river or the ocean.
  • Press Release: Milliken vows to halt use of PFAS chemicals by year’s end
    Milliken has promised to stop using PFAS, otherwise known as ‘forever chemicals’ in their facilities by December 2022. They are eradicating these chemicals from two product lines from facilities worldwide. This includes the Longleaf facility located in Screven County on the banks of the Ogeechee River. 
  • Why freshwater critters like crayfish are so fascinating
    Georgia is home to more than 70 different species of crayfish, the 4th most in the U.S. behind Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. One of these species that has a very specific range is the Ogeechee Crayfish, or Procambarus petersi and is found only in the Ogeechee and Canoochee basins.