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!
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.
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.
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.
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 South, Lenscratch, Booooooom, 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.
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.
Becoming a member of ORK allows us to continue the important work of testing water quality, sharing stories from the watershed, fighting legal battles, providing recreational guidance, and coordinating cleanup efforts in our 5,500 square-mile territory across 22 Georgia counties.
Anyone who becomes an automatically renewing member in the month of April will be entered in a drawing to win the following items:
In addition to the various members-only perks, adding your name to our membership list is critical to our legislative efforts and grant applications. Having a strong team behind us shows that our constituents support our work.
In recent months, ORK has successfully:
Celebrated Milliken’s decision to remove PFAS from production lines around the world