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Charleston Waterkeeper has launched its first membership campaign today. The waterways are the backbone to Charleston’s history, its culture, its economy, its environment, and its livelihood; protecting them is not a question, it is an absolute necessity. By taking pride, by taking responsibility, and by taking action to protect and preserve our waterways, we as a community are taking an active role in assuring that clean and abundant water will be available for generations to come (including our own).

In order to become a sustaining and successful part of the community, Charleston Waterkeeper needs community support. By becoming a member you are committing your support to Charleston Waterkeeper’s mission, its goals, and objectives. Many of you have asked how you can help Charleston Waterkeeper. Today, we are offering you an opportunity: become a member.

Annual membership comes with benefits such as a subscription to members-only newsletters, invitations to events at discounted rates, hands-on opportunities to help Charleston Waterkeeper in, on, and around the waterways, a membership sticker to proudly display wherever you please, and more. Your contribution will help to support initial operational expenses, the eventual purchase of testing and laboratory equipment, and the implementation of upcoming citizen involvement campaigns. Membership levels are shown below:

  • $10 Basic
  • $15 Student
  • $25 Individual
  • $50 Family
  • $100 Waterway Watchdog*
  • $250 Water Warrior*
  • $500 Poseidon’s Posse*

* Membership levels also available for businesses

If you are interested in becoming a member please send an email to with MEMBERSHIP as the subject. We will gladly send you a membership form for you to fill out.

In addition to our annual membership campaign, we are providing an opportunity for you all to be a part of something with incredible influence: a FOUNDING MEMBER. Becoming a FOUNDING MEMBER is a way to contribute to Charleston Waterkeeper in a way that will be forever appreciated. Your contribution will truly play an integral role in these early stages of the organization. FOUNDING MEMBERS will be forever honored and recognized throughout the life of Charleston Waterkeeper. Please contact us if you are interested in this opportunity or to get additional information.

Bo Petersen, reporter for the Post and Courier, has just written a great piece on the proposed Charleston Waterkeeper program, “Watching over the waters.” The article was published in Sunday’s paper (8/31/2008) on the front page of the “Local and State” section (B). Both Dean Naujoks, former Upper Neuse Riverkeeper, and Nancy Vinson, Program Director at Coastal Conservation League, offered great quotes in support of the endeavor. Thanks to everyone involved. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.