Whether it’s donating your time, money or expertise, anyone can be part of the solution and help Ogeechee Riverkeeper protect and preserve the watershed for generations to come.
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper continually advocates for legislation that protects clean water and allows for penalties if environmental standards are not met.
Protect the Vernon
Ogeechee Riverkeeper, the City of Savannah, and other stakeholders are are partnering on a long-term project to restore the waterways in the Vernon River basin to the point that it can be delisted as an impaired waterbody by Georgia EPD, and to reduce litter and plastic pollution in the area.
Other ways to support ORK’s efforts
Ogeechee Riverkeeper offers numerous way to get involved and make a difference. From Adopt-A-Stream programs to cleanups and events, find the best match for you. Members show their consistent support of Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, emails, and special invitations to important events and paddle trips. If you’re placing an order with Amazon, consider naming ORK as your chosen charity.
Effingham County Landfill
May 3, 2021: Ogeechee Riverkeeper received confirmation that Atlantic Waste pulled its application to locate a regional landfill on a tract of land adjacent to the Ogeechee River. More details.
Hancock County Quarry
March 24, 2021: ORK helped citizens push back a proposed quarry in Hancock County. More details.
Screven County Landfill
June 24, 2020: Atlantic Waste rescinded its application to construct a landfill in Screven County.