Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.
Wedincamp announced Monday her plans to leave the organization in order to start an independent environmental consulting firm with her husband, Dr. Jim Wedincamp, according to a press release from the organization.
“This was a hard decision to make, but I know that it is the right decision,” Wedincamp said in the release. “As Riverkeeper, I have worked hard to keep the issues alive and address all who are affected.
“However, none of my work would have been possible without the countless others who fight the tireless fight every day, standing up for our right to clean water and clean air in our communities and across the state. I salute you for all your hard work.”
Wedincamp was a founding member of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization and took the organization’s top post in April 2011 when Chandra Brown stepped down as executive director. While the organization looks to fill the position, Emily Markesteyn will serve as interim director.
Read more in the Nov. 28 edition of the News.