OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER’S WATERSHED OUTREACH COORDINATOR RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER’S WATERSHED OUTREACH COORDINATOR RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

BUFORD, GA – March 14, 2016 Last weekend, at the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Volunteer Conference, Watershed Outreach Coordinator for Ogeechee Riverkeeper – Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman was honored for his outstanding training achievements in 2015.

IMG_0794Demonbreun-Chapman’s educational outreach program impacted an exceptional number of people in all age groups leading to an impressive 186 certifications awarded throughout the Ogeechee River Basin.   Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s program focuses on three areas of study – chemical, bacterial and biological monitoring and Adopt-A Stream presented Demonbreun-Chapman with their New Trainer of the Year award to recognize his hard work and commitment.

Demonbreun-Chapman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2008 from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. After graduation, Jesse moved to Norcross, GA and joined World Relief, a refugee resettlement agency, as an Employment Specialist. While there, he helped refugees obtain their first jobs within the United States.  From there, Jesse moved back to Rome, GA to become a Boys & Girls Club Unit Director.  Over the course of four years, he ran three separate Boys & Girls Clubs in Northwest Georgia and worked to build robust educational programs at each Club.

In May 2014, he joined forces with Ogeechee Riverkeeper; a 501©3 non-profit striving to protect and preserve the Ogeechee, Canochee and coastal waters of Georgia and 2015 represented his first full year of undertaking educational outreach for the non-profit organization. “The certification program is an incredible tool for getting people from all walks of life involved and invested in protecting our river basin.  It is vital that more people understand how much we rely on the quality of our waterways and I am delighted to receive this award,” says Demonbreun-

For more information on Ogeechee Riverkeeper visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org   or call (866) 942-6222.

 

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Editor’s Notes

Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect, preserve and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin. To accomplish this goal, Ogeechee Riverkeeper strives to amplify the voices of concerned citizens and strengthen their efforts to protect their rivers and their communities.

For more information on Ogeechee Riverkeeper please call (866) 942-6222 or email info@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org.