PRESS RELEASE: ORK to hold panel discussion on plastic pollution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/18/21
Ogeechee Riverkeeper
Contact: Meaghan Gerard
Communications and Administrative Director
meaghan@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6 p.m. It will be held virtually and is open to all. Registration is required. The meeting will begin with organization updates before launching into a panel discussion on plastic use and pollution. The panelists are:

  • Hermina Glass-Hill — Field Representative, Oceana (Georgia)
  • Jennette Gayer — State Director, Environment Georgia
  • Don Bates — Founder, Osprey Initiative

The discussion will be led by ORK staff.

When attendees register, they will receive a link to stream the documentary film The Story of Plastic. Attendees will watch the film before the panel discussion and will be able to ask questions of the panel. The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. The panel discussion will also offer specific ideas and actions that can help combat plastic pollution in our watershed.

For registration links and more details, visit https://www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/events/meeting-plastic/


About Ogeechee Riverkeeper: Ogeechee Riverkeeper 501(c)(3) works to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin, which includes all of the streams flowing out to Ossabaw Sound and St. Catherine’s Sound. The Canoochee River is about 108 miles long and the Ogeechee River itself is approximately 245 miles long. The Ogeechee River system drains more than 5,500 square miles across 22 counties in Georgia. More at ogeecheeriverkeeper.org.

Annual Meeting / The Story of Plastic

View the documentary film The Story of Plastic then join ORK for our annual meeting and panel discussion about the film.

When you RSVP, you will receive a link to watch The Story of Plastic before the event. 

During the annual meeting, ORK will share updates on our successes, thank outgoing board members, and welcome new board members. Following this brief presentation, a panel of experts and advocates will answer questions relating to the film and how to prevent plastic use and pollution. 

Panelists:

Hermina Glass-Hill — Field Representative, Oceana (Georgia)
Jennette Gayer — State Director, Environment Georgia
Don Bates — Founder, Osprey Initiative


STEP 1: Register on Eventbrite and you will receive a link to watch The Story of Plastic about 10 days before the meeting and panel discussion. →  Film link registration

STEP 2: Register for the Annual Meeting and Panel Discussion. →  Annual Meeting and Panel Discussion registration

STEP 3: Watch the film then join us at 6 p.m. on December 2! 

PRESS RELEASE: ORK to hold virtual annual meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/9/20
Ogeechee Riverkeeper
Contact: Meaghan Gerard
Communications and Administrative Director
meaghan@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org

OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER TO HOLD VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
Program will feature updates, raffle, and nature photography

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.

The free program will include gorgeous footage from the most beautiful spots in our watershed, a special message from Georgia Writers Hall of Fame member Janisse Ray, updates on the basin from the ORK board chair and the Riverkeeper, and a raffle full of amazing donated prizes.

Raffle items include an original artwork by Betsy Cain, a private tour of Bootleg Farms, a prize package from the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern, a handmade wooden cricket box, an adventure from Wilderness Southeast, a custom pet portrait, a two-night stay in downtown Savannah,  a handcrafted wooden paddle, a guided paddle trip, and more. 

Sponsors of the event include Queensborough National Bank and Trust, Advanced Metal Components, Chatham Steel, and Green Truck Pub. Riverrat Productions and Ogeechee River Boat Company are in-kind sponsors.  

Additional information, a link to purchase raffle tickets, and free event registration is available ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/annual-meeting.

About Ogeechee Riverkeeper: Ogeechee Riverkeeper 501(c)(3) works to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin, which includes all of the streams flowing out to Ossabaw Sound and St. Catherine’s Sound. At 245 miles long, the Ogeechee River system drains more than 5,000 square miles of land. More at ogeecheeriverkeeper.org.

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