Earth Month Pledge

The month of April is known for Earth Day. This year, ORK challenges everyone to make a pledge for the month of April and complete a service project that benefits the environment. 

Stick with one type of service or do several things. Get creative! Here are some suggestions:

  • Litter cleanups on public land or in your neighborhood
  • Plant a pollinator garden at home, school, or work
  • Start a Sustainability Club at school or work
  • Only shop with reusable bags
  • Save water in your home to water your plants and keep track of how much water is saved with a pitcher or 2L bottle)
  • Only shop at thrift stores or consignment stores for clothing and household items

Bonus: If you are located within the Ogeechee River watershed, ORK can provide volunteer credit for service. Provide the following: location of service, photos of service, and total volunteer hours for April in order to receive credit. Send it to

Earth Day Festival

Ogeechee Riverkeeper will be at the Earth Day Festival, hosted by Effingham Georgia Green and the City of Guyton. The event will coincide with Guyton’s Spring Sale Along the Trail.

On Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., come out and enjoy our food, craft, and sale vendors as well as the Earth Day Festival, using hands-on activities to educate about green issues specifically in Effingham County and surrounding areas, motivating visitors to make their communities greener places.

Earth Month

We are calling on YOU to celebrate Earth Day with us the entire month of April! Come up with creative, fun and effective ways to better your environment and celebrate the Earth.

Here are some of the ways we are celebrating Earth Day :

  • Friday, April 8, you can find ORK at the Russell Union on GS Statesboro Campus as a part of Southern Sustainability week 
  • Saturday, April 16, ORK will be assisting with a private volunteer cleanup on the Vernon River with Asbury Memorial Church
  • Saturday, April 23, join our Earth Day community cleanup in the upper watershed
  • Monday, April 25, come join our public Don’t Litter Lotts Cleanup, in Statesboro
  • Saturday, April 30,  you can find us at Fire Festival at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton
  • Saturday, April 30, we’ll be on the Canoochee River during our first members-only event of the year, alongside guides from Ft. Stewart, we’ll explore the Canoochee from kayaks and canoes.

If you visit us at any of these events, or celebrate Earth Month in some other way, send your photos to or tag us on social media by April 30.

Earth Day Community Cleanup

ORK will hold a community cleanup as a part of the Great American Cleanup through Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation in the upper watershed. The event will take place at 2 main locations: river landings in Louisville (~30 volunteers) and a river shoals location near Hamburg State Park (This location is full). 

Volunteers will sign up for a specific location and meet at that location’s designated supply pickup/drop-off spot. Volunteers will clean up their location and meet back at the supply spot to drop off trash and supplies.

Snacks and litter collection equipment provided. Pre-registration is required.

Supply Pickup & Drop Off Location addresses:

City Hall, 1011 Peachtree St. Louisville, GA 30434

Volunteers will be sent to assigned river landings in town to do cleanup

Hamburg State Park, 6071 Hamburg State Park Rd, Mitchell, GA 30820

Volunteers will go to the nearby river shoals to do cleanup

These what3words address refers to a 3 metre square location. Tap the link or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to find it.

Thanks to Georgia’s 2022 Great American Cleanup premier sponsor Cox Enterprises with supporting sponsor Chick-Fil-A, Ogeechee Riverkeeper received a micro grant for $500 from the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation for the purpose of purchasing materials and supporting local cleanup events.

Earth Day at Green Truck Pub

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) is partnering with Green Truck Pub (GTP) on Thursday, April 22, 2021, in the parking lot of GTP, 2430 Habersham St. The event will be held from 5-9 p.m. and feature a live outdoor projection of a new interactive map of the Ogeechee River basin. GTP will offer a new burger special highlighting the celebration.
Members of ORK staff will be on-hand to answer questions, assist with memberships, and demonstrate the new StoryMap. Using ArcGIS technology, the web-based platform integrates data, narrative, maps, and graphics to tell the story of the Ogeechee River basin and the Riverkeeper organization. The result is an interactive experience for the user.
ORK and GTP are committed to maintaining the highest COVID-19 safety protocols. This is an outdoor, ‘drop by’ event only. Guests are encouraged to visit the ORK tent while picking up a to-go order from GTP.
Green Truck Pub has designed a special burger for this event — The Tupelo Hot Honey. She’s sweet. She’s spicy. A delicious burger topped with tupelo habanero bbq & cheddar cheese.
The event is part of Earth Day Savannah Month ( and guests are encouraged to view their master calendar for other virtual or small outdoor events during the month of April.