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Ogeechee Riverkeeper

Despite the impression of a largely rural landscape, this region of Georgia is experiencing increased development pressure from population growth, water withdrawals, and wastewater discharges, as well as from climactic changes leading to sea level rise. These pressures are causing dramatic changes in water quality and quantity and threaten serious ecological decline and shifting wildlife and fisheries populations...
Ogeechee Riverkeeper was found to reverse these threats and improve the watershed’s condition. Since 2005, we have amplified the voices of concerned citizens and strengthened their efforts to protect their waterways and communities. By raising awareness and aggressively responding to critical threats, we advocate for the Ogeechee River watershed, its people, and their way of life. The Ogeechee River has been treasured by humans for its pristine condition and ecological diversity for over 10,000 years. Its slow-moving black water provides wonderful opportunities for fishing, swimming, and paddling, while also supporting abundant estuaries, tidal creeks, and salt marshes. Intimate swamps and bottomland hardwoods converge into vibrant coastal marshes and historic rice canals where the Mighty Ogeechee meets the Atlantic Ocean in Ossabaw Sound. The 5,500 square mile Ogeechee River watershed makes southeast Georgia an ecological treasure for residents and visitors alike.

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  • Location: Savannah, GA 31416
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