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Riverkeeper starts fund drive for paddle trips
Group of paddlers
Kayakers float a river on one of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper's paddle trips. - photo by Photo provided.

SAVANNAH — Ogeechee Riverkeeper has announced a new fundraising campaign, "Power the Paddle" that will support the organization’s paddle trips.

The nonprofit’s goal is to raise $6,500, which will allow it to handle large groups on the water by buying kayaks and a new canoe trailer.

In addition to supplying a donation, the top three donors/fundraisers (plus one guest each), will get to take the new kayaks on an exclusive paddle trip. The highest donor/fundraiser will receive a handcrafted Greenland-style paddle donated by woodworker and Riverkeeper board member Tim Goodson.

Perks are only applicable when the goal is reached by the conclusion of the campaign in October. If donations exceed the goal, excess money will go to maintaining the program.

Watershed outreach coordinator Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman said, "Our paddle trips have been amazingly well attended over the last two years, and we are constantly running out of rental boats for people that don’t have their own. There is a tremendous need for these boats and paddles. We appreciate everything this community has done and continues to do for Ogeechee Riverkeeper."

A separate donation link is set up for donating to this initiative. Donors can create their own fundraising page, set their own goal, and share the page with friends and family via social media. For instructions on how to set up a page to compete for prizes, got to

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