For the past two and a half years, we’ve worked effortlessly in an attempt to pursue our mission: to improve the quality of Charleston’s waterways. Through it all, we’ve realized that there are fundamental steps that must be taken in order to adequately do this. Because of the dynamic nature of issues plaguing the quality of our waterways, there must be multiple approaches by which these threats are addressed. From the public’s awareness to the enforcement of laws that protect our natural resources, there are many dimensions that must all be addressed equally.
We’ve noted that everything we do fits into one of three categories: celebration, education, and advocacy. Charleston Waterkeeper celebrates our right to clean water by encouraging the responsible use of our waterways. We educate the public on the issues impacting our waterways, the rights we have to clean water, the laws that protect these rights, and the responsibilities each of us has to protect this fundamental resource. And finally, Charleston Waterkeeper serves as the voice of Charleston’s waterways – advocating for their protecting through the use of science and the law.
Clean water can only be protected by the hands of an entire community. Join us in this pursuit… for clean water and strong communities.