• Forest Ecology
    Go outside and find a tree in your backyard, school playground, community park, etc. Once you pick your tree, look at the different characteristics and identify your tree. Write down as many details about your tree’s habitat as you can.
  • Fauna: Strix varia
    The barred owl is one of the most prominent bird figures in the Southeastern United States. With a rather sedentary lifestyle, this bird hunts, fishes, and lives year-round in the Ogeechee River Basin.
  • Water Conservation
    Fresh water is a finite resource. In addition to keeping our waterways clean, we also try to reduce water usage in general. Companies, businesses, and municipalities all have a responsibility to minimize their water consumption, but there are also a number of ways someone can conserve water in everyday ways. 
  • Fauna: Moxostoma robustum
    Once thought to be extinct, the Robust redhorse has been rediscovered in a few waterways, including the Ogeechee River. Missing from the scientific record for 122 years, it was conclusively identified again in 1991. 
  • Twist Tie & Tie Dye
    Do you ever wonder what happens to the small trash from food or other product packaging after it has been thrown in the trash? Instead of throwing these things away, try reusing them -- or even dyeing some clothes.
  • Fauna: Eudocimus albus
    The white ibis is a wading bird that lives in coastal areas, marshes, wetlands, riverbanks, and swamps, and are common in the lower part of the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers.
  • RELEASE: Ogeechee Riverkeeper, City of Savannah Ve…
    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. The goal is to improve water quality, restore ecological habitat, and “Protect The Vernon River” from current and future threats.
  • Membership Drive
    Anyone who becomes an automatically renewing member in the month of April will be entered in a drawing to win!
  • Birding Basics
    Do you want to learn about birds but don’t know where to start? Do you often see or hear birds but don’t know how to identify them? Are you looking for a safe, different outdoor activity? Check out this guide to birding basics.
  • Dr. Sue Ebanks
    Sue Ebanks, Ph.D., grew up on these rivers, creeks, marshes, and beaches. Her father took his kids shrimping and crabbing and fishing from an early age. While attending Jenkins High School, she and her best friend started a marine biology club so they could explore the estuaries.
  • Isaiah Scott
    “Birding helped me find my identity,” Scott says. “I found a fiery passion.” Yet Scott was keenly aware that he wasn’t your typical birder - he was barely in high school and he was a young Black man. “At first, it didn’t feel normal for Black youth, but then I realized it made me feel unique and I wanted to be a leader in the field."
  • Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
    The Gullah-Geechee people are the descendants of West and Central Africans who were enslaved and brought to the mid and southern Atlantic states, specifically to grow rice, indigo, and cotton on coastal plantations. Because these plantations were relatively isolated - many of them were on barrier islands - the enslaved people managed to keep many of their customs and traditions alive.
  • Colonel Charles Young
    Born to enslaved parents, became just the third African-American commissioned officer of West Point when he graduated in 1889. In 1903, with the rank of Captain, Charles Young was given orders to take his troops to the newly designated Sequoia National Park, and create safe roads and trails throughout the park.
  • Nature-based Yoga Class
    Enjoy a gentle flow style yoga class with a watershed ecology theme alongside Melanie, our education & outreach coordinator.
  • 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.