Clean Halloween

During the month of October, you are challenged to participate a different kind of trick-or-treating. Put together a team of no more than 10 people and compete to collect the most trash by October 31! ORK will provide a prize to the team who collects the most trash (by weight).

RULES:

  • Make note of the location, take a photo, weigh total trash and/or recycling collected per team/individual, and send it in to info@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org.
  • Trash collection must be conducted on public lands or have permission from private landowners/river landings.
  • Each team is responsible for supplying their own litter collection supplies.
  • Each team is responsible for discarding the trash/recycling collected. BONUS: Email a picture of any repurposed item or sustainable solution.
  • Teams are encouraged to include friends/family members within your “COVID bubble,” i.e. not strangers -or- use masks and/or social distancing.

Creativity is encouraged with team name and Halloween or fall costumes (must be family friendly and appropriate for outdoor activities). Team Trash Panda, anyone?

Little Lotts Creek Cleanup

Jump into the creek with KSBB and Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) by participating in our bi-monthly creek cleanup! Parking can be found at the Honey Bowen Building or along Zetterower Ave.

Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful (KSBB) is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. Our goal is to educate and empower citizens and businesses with the resources needed to facilitate litter prevention, beautification, and community greening within the city of Statesboro and surrounding areas.

Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful strives to educate and empower citizens and businesses with the resources needed to facilitate litter prevention, beautification, and community greening within the city of Statesboro and surrounding areas.

Birds and Bins

Come join ORK & OAS for a birding walk and litter cleanup!

This beautiful site offers a mix of habitats, featuring wetlands and river setting. Ogeechee Audubon co-leaders & Ogeechee Riverkeeper co-leaders will help locate and identify birds, educate us about the southern part of the Ogeechee watershed while we cleanup the waterways.

We will search for wading birds, raptors, woodpeckers and other early winter resident birds. Loaner binoculars and litter collection supplies will be available.

Meet at the cul-de-sac at 9am (the Al Bungard Conservation Area). Use driving directions from HWY 17.

Trip Rigor: Easy, with paved path and varied terrain. Estimated walking distance 2 miles. ADA accessible; no public restrooms on site.

Registration is individual. Each person in your party must register separately.

*All participants will be required to adhere to all COVID-19 mandates and protocols in effect at the time of the event.

Rivers Alive: Liberty County

In partnership with Keep Liberty Beautiful (KLB) and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority (HDDA), Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) will co-host a Rivers Alive litter cleanup. 

Volunteers will meet in a central location in Hinesville for supplies and instructions before being assigned specific spots for cleanup. 

This event is limited to 30 participants. Volunteers should register in advance.

All CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19 will be followed for this event.

About Rivers Alive
Rivers Alive is Georgia’s annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the state, including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program.