Mon., November 26, 2012 6:50pm (EST)

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Steps Down
By Orlando Montoya
Updated: 2 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Bernard Lourd spoke at a Georgia Environmental Protection Division hearing concerning the Ogeechee River.  Riverkeeper Diana Wedincamp helped to organize residents after the river was fouled in a May 2011 fish kill.  (photo Alice Weston)
Bernard Lourd spoke at a Georgia Environmental Protection Division hearing concerning the Ogeechee River. Riverkeeper Diana Wedincamp helped to organize residents after the river was fouled in a May 2011 fish kill. (photo Alice Weston)
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper is retiring.

Diana Wedincamp said today she's stepping down from the organization she's helped lead for the past ten years.

She'll be starting an environmental consulting firm with her husband.

Recently Wedincamp has led efforts to fight King America textile company and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division after the state's largest fish kill fouled the river last year.

The Riverkeeper says the non-profit's Executive Director will serve as her temporary replacement until a permanent new leader is selected.