RELEASE: Green Truck hosts fundraiser for ORK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
05/13/2024
Contact: Meaghan Walsh Gerard
Communications and Administrative Director
meaghan@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org

GREEN TRUCK PUB HOSTS FUNDRAISER FOR OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER
The business will match donations on June 18 

Green Truck Neighborhood Pub is partnering with Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) for Membership Month by hosting a Community Night on Tuesday, June 18. From 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Green Truck will match donations made to ORK that day and donate a portion of total sales. ORK staff will be on hand to answer questions and share information about the organization’s work. 

“As a local, sustainable business, we are proud to support an organization working for clean waters in our communities,” owner Whitney Shephard says. “This is a really simple way for neighbors to help neighbors. Just come in for dinner, and make a donation while you’re here. That’s it.”

“Green Truck Pub is a perfect real-world example,” says Damon Mullis, ORK executive director and riverkeeper. “They are an environmentally-conscious, sustainable, award-winning, and successful neighborhood business. Plus they offer great food and beer.”

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ORK will have a table with information about its efforts to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality in the basin, with an emphasis on the local Protect The Vernon project. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions, share volunteer opportunities, and more. 

Membership numbers are crucial to ORK’s legislative efforts, grant applications, legal challenges, and more. The annual membership drive underlines the importance of demonstrating constituent support of ORK’s work. 

Event details: https://www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/events/green-truck-membership-night/

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 21 counties in Georgia. More at ogeecheeriverkeeper.org.

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Oyster Roast

* SOLD OUT *

Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s annual oyster roast is back this fall!

We’ll have all-you-can-eat freshly steamed oysters, plus delicious barbeque and sides from Barnes Restaurant. Your ticket also includes unlimited beer and wine. You won’t want to miss the exclusive Ogeechee Riverkeeper ale from Moon River Brewing!

With fabulous tunes from DJ Phivestar, and amazing silent auction items, it’s going to be the best party of the season!

AND most importantly, it supports the crucial work of ORK.


Oysters for the Ogeechee

NOTE: TICKET SALES are now “AT THE DOOR” ONLY. 

Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s annual oyster roast is back this fall! Capacity is limited – don’t miss out!

We’ll have all-you-can-eat freshly steamed oysters, plus delicious barbecue and sides from Barnes Restaurant. Your ticket also includes unlimited beer and wine. You won’t want to miss the exclusive Ogeechee Riverkeeper ale from Moon River Brewing!

With fabulous tunes from DJ Jose Ray, amazing silent auction items, and the return of the popular Mystery ORCA Cooler raffle prize package, it’s going to be the best party of the season!

AND most importantly, it supports the crucial work of ORK.

Silent auction items include:

  • Two nights at a mountain cabin in North Georgia – Donated by Don Stack
  • Original art piece by Betsy Cain – Donated by Betsy Cain
  • Two nights at a vintage Tybee beach bungalow – Donated by Matt Toole and Cindy Mullally
  • One year family pass – Donated by Coastal Heritage Society
  • P and N Sirius sea kayak, with paddle, skirt and life vest – Donated by Alan Bailey
  • Outdoor kit with backpack, tent, and sleeping bag – Donated by Bass Pro Shops
  • One night stay at the Hotel Clermont in Atlanta – Donated by Hotel Clermont
  • And more!

You must be present to bid in the silent auction, but even if you can’t attend the event, click through to purchase raffle tickets and enter to win the ORCA cooler full of gift certificates and swag!


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    Southern Environmental Law Center


Celebrating 50 years of the Clean Water Act #ACT50

The Clean Water Act has dramatically reduced pollution and improved water quality across the country, but progress is threatened by deregulation, lack of enforcement, and other serious problems. That’s where Ogeechee Riverkeeper comes in—despite these failures at the federal level, ORK use the Act to force change and protect their watersheds and communities. ACT50 is a collective call for governments, waterkeepers, and people like you to unite in the fight for clean water. Working together, we can ensure that water is drinkable, fishable, and swimmable by enforcing laws, holding polluters accountable, and empowering citizens.