• 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!
  • 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.
  • PRESS RELEASE: Ogeechee Riverkeeper awarded prestigious Fish & Wildlife Foundation grant
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) was awarded a Five Star grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in support of its ongoing Protect The Vernon project. The funding will allow ORK to engage stakeholders in a scientific plan and help move the Vernon River toward greater ecological health.
  • Water, I Love You
    Put on your creativity cap and tell us *why* you love water. Think outside the traditional Valentine’s celebrations. Use any platform, mixed media or words and share that love this year for Valentine’s Day and the month of February.
  • FLORA: Lobelia boykinii
    Boykin's lobelia forms networks of underground root colonies and is the only rhizome of the genus. It sprouts tall, slim stems that can grow to 3 feet tall. The blooms flower in a cluster at the top of each stem.
  • RELEASE: First research fellow at ORK starts crayfish project
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has launched a new research fellowship to be filled each year. In 2022, the ORK Research Fellow is Brian Bush, a first-year graduate student at Georgia Southern University, pursuing a master’s degree in biology. The fellowship is underwritten by investments secured from the 2011 fish kill settlement. 
  • Setting Seasonal Intentions for the Environment
    Do you find it hard to make and keep New Year’s resolutions? Try setting a “seasonal intention” instead! Use your creativity and science skills to come up with ways you can help the environment.