Published On: July 28, 2022229 words1.1 min read

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. The grant will fund ORK’s on-going Protect the Vernon project that has connected numerous community stakeholders with the ultimate goal to reduce pollution to the point that it will be delisted by the Georgia EPD as ‘impaired.’ Details about the project can be found at

Bass Pro Shops will host a check presentation ceremony on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 11 a.m. Media are invited to meet at the customer service desk on the upper floor of the Bass Pro Shops on 14045 Abercorn Street, in the Savannah Mall. Representatives from Bass Pro Shops and members of ORK staff will be present to answer questions.

About Bass Pro Fund: Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity. When customers round up loose change at the register, we’re uniting more than 200 million customers in supporting key conservation programs across North America.

About Ogeechee Riverkeeper: Ogeechee Riverkeeper 501(c)(3) works to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin, which includes all of the streams flowing out to Ossabaw Sound and St. Catherine’s Sound. The Canoochee River is about 108 miles long and the Ogeechee River itself is approximately 245 miles long. The Ogeechee River system drains more than 5,500 square miles across 22 counties in Georgia. More at

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