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Ogeechee Riverkeeper stepping down

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

She is the face of the of Ogeechee River.

But Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp says she is stepping down as the leader of the organization.

"The people that are at the Ogeechee Riverkeeper have all been with me the entire time. They know everything that has been going on so they can with no doubt take our cases with King America and go forward," Wedincamp said.

Wedincamp says she is taking a job doing environmental consulting around the state of Georgia.

After ten years with the Riverkeeper, she says she is ready for a change.

"I'm always on the side of the citizens in making sure their rivers are clear and healthy for our future generations. I have no doubt this is going to work out in favor of the citizens," Wedincamp said.

Wedincamp worked countless hours building a case against King America Finishing -- a case that recently led to the state revoking the textile company's discharge permit.

With lawsuits pending -- she says the fight will go on without her.

"I want everyone to continue to trust and have faith in the Ogeechee Riverkeeper because there was a great riverkeeper before me and there is going to be one after me and I'll be there to back them up," Wedincamp said.

Wedincamp says the Ogeechee Riverkeeper's executive director Emily Markinson will step in as interim riverkeeper while they search for a new one.

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