Savannah Riverkeeper hosting film festival

By Lora Chance - email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah River has attracted people and commerce for centuries. The river, however, is a far cry from the pristine stream James Oglethorpe traveleved when he founded Savannah and Georgia in 1733. Concerned citizens came together and formed the Savannah Riverkeeper. 

"We watch over the entire 10,000 square miles of the Savannah River, a very large river," said Savannah Riverkeeper executive director, Tonya Bonitatibus. "We focus mainly on the protection and restoration issues."
The non-profit organization counts on the generosity and support of the community to continue their work in restoring and protecting the river. You can help out by attending the Savannah Riverkeeper's first Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival. The festival will be held Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Jepson Center on Telfair Square. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Films begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Brighter Day and Half-Moon Outfitters.
To learn more about The Savannah Riverkeeper, visit

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