Pollution and overdevelopment are choking the ecological vitality – but not on our watch. Because, when the river thrives, so do we. 

As an Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) member you are joining a community of people who care about protecting and preserving our unique natural heritage of black water rivers, sand bars, coastal marshlands, forests, and swamps for future generations of Georgians.

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Your donations support ORK’s daily work across the watershed. We don’t just protect, we revive. Our scientific techniques, community cleanup events, and legislative advocacy set us apart. We’re not simply a conservation effort; we’re a rebirth of the river, fostering a thriving ecosystem for fish, wildlife, and future generations to enjoy. 

Our efforts include:

    • actively monitoring for pollution and land use practices that would negatively impact our waterways
    • organizing communities around keeping local waterways swimmable, fishable, and drinkable
    • serving as a keeper of stories and histories about the river and its people
    • advocating for the protection of forests, wetlands, and local ways of life that are so vital to the ecological integrity of the Ogeechee watershed.

When you partner with us, you’re not just donating; you’re actively participating in a series of transformative actions designed to rejuvenate our precious waters.

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As an example, here are some of the costs associated with protecting the Ogeechee River basin:

    • Independent lab testing for water samples – $50-$130 each, depending on the test
    • Adopt-A-Stream monitoring supplies for one year – $300
    • pH probe and chemicals – $85
    • Dissolved oxygen probe and chemicals – $295

Part of each membership also goes towards keeping our lights on and ensuring that our water monitoring equipment remains up to date.

ORK offers an annual corporate sponsorship program

Thanks to your membership, Ogeechee Riverkeeper is here 365 days a year to make sure that the Ogeechee, Canoochee, and all our coastal rivers and headwater streams remain healthy for the people (and critters) who call this watershed home.

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a Platinum Seal rating from GuideStar. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.