Members-Only: Happy Hour with the National Weather Service

Join Blair Holloway, Lead Meteorologist at National Weather Service (NWS), for happy hour. He will lead an informal presentation and chat about weather and its effects on our environment. 

Blair will provide an overview of the National Weather Service hydrology program, including the network of gauges across southeast Georgia. Blair will also cover information regarding how flood stages are set for gauges, how forecasts are generated for select gauge locations, and other resources available. 

Enjoy some drinks, snacks, and fellowship with ORK members and Blair!

This is a members-only event. Become an ORK member now.

Blair is a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Charleston, SC. Blair has been a forecaster at the Charleston office since 2011 and has been in the National Weather Service since 2004. Outside of being a lead forecaster, Blair oversees the office hydrology program, managing the network of available water level gauges across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia.

Members Only: Botany & Brews

Join ORK and Horticulture Manager, Joshua Jones, (again!)  for a late spring / early summer plant walk through the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern. Explore the 11 acres of historic farmland that has been turned into a growing collection of native and heritage plants, including over 20 of the state’s protected species. The garden offers woodland trails, a landscape garden of coastal plain natives, a native azalea collection, an arboretum, a children’s garden, a complex of early 20th-century farm buildings, the Rural Life Museum, the Whelchel Camellia Garden, heritage gardens, an outdoor classroom, labyrinth and much more.

The walk will be followed with an optional get-together at Eagle Creek Brewery, 106 Savannah Ave B, Statesboro.

The walk will take place outdoors on paths with some uneven ground. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Restrooms and water fountains are located inside the garden grounds.

This event is free to ORK members, although the Botanic Garden accepts donations. Members of the Botanic Garden are welcome to join and encouraged to become ORK members as well.

This is a members-only event. Become an ORK member now.

Photography Workshop

ORK and Parker Stewart will host a members-only nature photography workshop. This low country landscape photography workshop will focus on how to best capture the water, light, flora and fauna of the lower Ogeechee River and ways everyone can use photography as a tool to tell a story about a place and its beauty. The workshop will be held on trails near Fort McAllister. The exact meeting location will be shared with participants before the event. 

Participants of all levels are welcome. Participants must bring their own equipment and have a working knowledge of it. Cameras with manual/adjustable settings are preferred. Tripods are also recommended. This event will be outdoors. Please dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water. 

Space is limited – pre-registration is required

This event is for ORK members only. Become a member now

Parker Stewart is a professional photographer, focusing on the magic of the low country. Stewart is a Savannah, Georgia based photographer.  He received a B.F.A. in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.  His work focuses on the notion of place and he uses photography as a tool to observe and record these scenes which move him the most.  Currently Parker is working solely as a freelance photographer and fine art printer in Savannah.  His work has been featured on Oxford American’s Eye’s on the SouthLenscratchBooooooom, Aint-Bad and published in The Collective Quarterly, Fare Magazine, Savannah Magazine, Les Echos. Parker’s work has been exhibited in Savannah, Atlanta, and Augusta, Georgia, Washington, DC, Greensboro, North Carolina, and Lacoste, France.   

Nature Yoga

Take a “tour” of the Ogeechee River Basin through yoga poses with ORK’s Mel Sparrow. This will be a one hour practice followed by an optional lunch. Yoga practice is beginner friendly and all props are provided by the studio. 

Mel, RYT 200/Yin 50, specializes in gentle flow and yin styles. She teaches beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. The first class at Kindred is free.

This is an ORK members’ only event; become an ORK member now!

Members Only: Moon River Sunset Paddle

Join ORK and a Moon River Guide for a sunset paddle through the marshes and rivers of the low country estuary. Learn about the coastal ecology and history of this area of Savannah. Stick around for a social hour at the outfitter for snacks and drinks. BYOB is welcome.

Free to ORK members. Pre-registration is required. Paddlers who show up without pre-registering will not be able to join the event.

Gear/Equipment: Participants can provide their own vessels and gear or rent them from Moon River Kayak: $40 single, $55 for tandem-limited. Non-boat gear rental: $5-10-only if needed. Please contact Moon River Kayak directly, in advance, to reserve gear.

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Meeting location

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act