• 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.
  • Help ORK protect the Ogeechee River from a quarry …
    A company called Mayfield Natural Resources, LLC, has applied for a special use permit to open a new gravel quarry in Hancock Co. Ogeechee Riverkeeper and the citizens in the area have a number of concerns regarding this proposed quarry.
  • PRESS RELEASE: ORK announces inaugural photography…
    Winners have been announced for the 2020 photography contest.
  • PRESS RELEASE: ORK finds dangerous PFAs chemicals …
    After ORK discovered that Milliken’s Longleaf facility was discharging polyfluoroalkyls and perfluoroalkyls (PFAS) chemicals, ORK initiated a pilot study to determine if these chemicals were bioaccumulating in fish regularly consumed by people from the river. Initial results show that all fish sampled had detectable limits of PFAS chemicals in their tissue fillets.
  • PRESS RELEASE: ORK to hold virtual annual meeting
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) will hold its annual meeting virtually on Friday, November 13, 2020. The live stream will begin at 6:45 p.m., with speakers starting at 7 p.m.
  • PRESS RELEASE: GA EPD poised to issue weakened Mil…
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has reviewed the draft permit released by Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) for Milliken Longleaf Pine Facility which discharges into the Ogeechee River.
  • Nature poetry
    These writers turned to the outdoors for poetic inspiration. Read the winners from our first ORK poetry contest.
  • ORK partners with Statesboro, KSSB to install litt…
    Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has partnered with the City of Statesboro and Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful (KSBB) to help curb litter pollution in Little Lotts Creek.
  • Fauna: Geomys fontanelus 
    Pocket gophers are fossorial creatures, meaning they are excellent diggers and prefer to burrow. They flourish  in the type of soil found under the longleaf pine, which makes them very happy in the Ogeechee River basin. With giant front teeth and long claws, they look threatening, but are mostly harmless rodents. 
  • Membership Drive
    In addition to the various perks ORK offers our members, adding your name to our membership list is critical to our legislative efforts and grant applications. Having a strong team behind us shows that our constituents support our work.
  • Adopt-A-Landing
    We are encouraging families and households to adopt a spot on the river and commit to checking it for litter regularly.
  • Deadfall and what to do with it
    Deadfall is the term for trees, branches or other natural debris that falls into the river. This debris can get caught or pile up, making it difficult, or even impossible, for boaters and paddlers to travel on the river. 
  • Watershed Trivia
    A watershed is a system of how water flows through an area moving sediment, water and dissolved materials into a common point. Submit your trivia answers to info@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org by July 31.
  • Fauna: Dolichovespula maculata
    The bald-faced hornet, also called the bald hornet or the white-faced hornet, is technically a wasp and only a close cousin to the true hornet. It gets its name for the black and white coloring (rather than the typical black and yellow) of its body.
  • What are PFAs?
    PFAs are considered ‘forever chemicals’ because they do not break down in the environment and they accumulate in wildlife, plants and humans.