Ogeechee Riverkeeper


Simona Perry
[email protected]
866.942.6222 x11

The river system drains over 5,000 square miles of land. The Ogeechee River watershed includes 4 sub-watersheds: Upper Ogeechee, Lower Ogeechee, Ogeechee Coastal and the Canoochee watersheds. The freshwater streams in this river system are known as blackwater streams due to their dark, tea-colored water. The tannins from the swamps that stain the water also make it more acidic than other streams. This acidity reduces the amount of vegetation that can grow naturally in the rivers, and also affects the mercury uptake by fish. Ogeechee Riverkeeper works on all of the streams flowing out to Ossabaw Sound and St. Catherine’s Sound


202 W. 44th St. Savannah, GA 31405
Savannah, Georgia 31416