Yearly Archives: 2012

On Friday, FISH Restaurant, Champagne (v). for a Cause and Charleston Waterkeeper came together to host an amazing night of fun, all in the name of protecting our waterways.  With lines out the door all night, we were able to raise $641 to help our important efforts here in Charleston.

We were treated to the wonderful flavors of the Ginger Fizz, French 442, and Le Champagne Cocktail perfected by professional mixologist, Evan Powell.  After a great dinner prepared by the excellent Executive Chef Nico Romo, DJ Cilo took to the floor and kept us going well into the night.  In keeping with tradition, someone could always be found with a glass of champagne!

Champagne (v). For a Cause was created with a simple idea: to create a company that combines good times with charitable events.  Today, that that work has translated into numerous organizations who are working to better the planet benefiting from nights of fun and hard work.  We were honored to partner with them on Friday to pull of this great event to help with the work we are doing.

Thanks to everyone who came out and made this event a huge success! Keep in touch for more events like this down the line.

Also, here are some pictures from the night:

We were honored to welcome new members and e-mail subscribers all night!


Everyone enjoying their Ginger Fizz's, French 442's, and Le Champagne Cocktails!


On Friday, February 3rd, Champagne (v). for a Cause and Charleston Waterkeeper will be teaming up to host Champagne (v.) – for Charleston Waterkeeper.  We will be at FISH Restaurant, located at 442 King Street.  After a short hiatus in New York City, the Champagne (v.) – for a cause team is back in Charleston help us protect our local waterways!

Champagne (v) – for a cause presents 3 ways to make a difference.  Proceeds from select cocktails which are featured in the below video will go to Charleston Waterkeeper. Make sure to get these cocktails to take advantage of the deal: Ginger Fizz, French 442, and Le Champagne Cocktail perfected by professional mixologist, Evan Powell.

You can join us for dinner from 5:00pm-10:00pm, and then for drinks from 10:00pm-2:00pm with DJ Cilo.  Can’t wait to see you there!

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We’re incredibly excited to officially welcome Andrew J. Wunderley, Esq. to the Waterkeeper team! Andrew initially joined our staff back in August as our legal affairs coordinator; however, as of the first of the year, he’s made the leap to full-time employee.  When Andrew’s not researching permits, investigating polluters, or sniffing stormdrains, he can usually be found surfing, woodworking, or spending time with his family.  For a look at Andrew’s bio, head on over to our staff page.

Click here for our official release, or read it below:

January 11, 2012 – Charleston, SC: On the heels of the new year, Charleston Waterkeeper announced this week that the organization has named Andrew Wunderley, Esq., as the organization’s full-time Program Coordinator and Staff Attorney. Wunderley, who has worked part-time for the organization since this past August, will be responsible for providing legal and policy expertise to manage the organization’s advocacy programs. Initially, his work will focus on programs designed to address point source pollution and threats associated with stormwater. By adding a legal mind to the organization’s team, Charleston Waterkeeper will have the resources in place to better protect the public’s right to clean water.

Charleston Waterkeeper Executive Director Cyrus Buffum commented on the new addition to the organization saying, ”As a data-driven organization, Charleston Waterkeeper relies heavily on science and the law. Andrew’s environmental background, legal expertise and passion for water provides Charleston Waterkeeper with the tools needed to identify threats, create solutions, and work towards our goal of fishable, swimmable water.”

Wunderley is both an attorney and conservationist, who has been active in the Lowcountry since attending the Graduate School at the College of Charleston. Wunderley, who graduated Cum Laude from Charleston School of Law, offers legal expertise that will enable Charleston Waterkeeper to fully confront the issues degrading water quality in the Charleston Harbor watershed. Wunderley also served as law clerk to the Honorable James E. Lockemy at the South Carolina Court of Appeals, as well as Staff Attorney to the Court of Appeals. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the Graduate School at the College of Charleston and is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association.

Charleston Waterkeeper board chair, Lindsay Nevin, also weighed in on the growth of the organization saying, “Over the past three years, through the support of countless donors and the dedication of existing staff and volunteers, Charleston Waterkeeper has successfully grown to become the organization it is today. With the addition of Andrew Wunderley to the Waterkeeper team, we are confident in the positive direction of Charleston Waterkeeper and certain that we are strengthening our ability to protect and improve the quality of Charleston’s waterways,” Nevin said.

Wunderley’s passion for clean water was implicit during his interview on Tuesday, “There are some natural resources that are too valuable to be privately owned. Our water resources belong to the public, and every citizen of South Carolina has a right to fish, surf, swim or harvest oysters without fear of pollution,” he said. Wunderley’s commitment to the water also extends to his personal life, as he is a long-time surfer, swimmer and swim coach. In 2001, Wunderley coached City of Charleston Councilwoman Kathleen Wilson for her swim across the English Channel. Wunderley is married with two children and lives in Charleston.