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February 2014 Patrol

On Thursday February 20, we set out in Lady C to observe two active Army Corps dredging projects in the Charleston Harbor area (more about dredging activity here).  A dense fog forced us to alter our float plan, and instead we stayed close to shore patrolling the lower Cooper River, New Market Creek, and Shipyard […]

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A quick update on the Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program: on Wednesday, October 30, we pulled our last sample of the 2013 sampling season (don’t worry we’re already thinking about 2014).  Our goal for the season was to test 12 sites every week from July 10 through October 30 and publish the data so you […]

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is asking citizens to be on the lookout for illegal dumping of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to manholes and grease traps.  Citizens are urged to report suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers at 1 (864) 232-7463 or 911.  To report any other tips or information that may […]

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The below article is a guest post from the College of Charleston Waterkeeper Club. Charleston Waterkeeper is incredibly proud of the many students involved with getting this club off the ground; we are eager to engage this passionate group of water warriors. The College of Charleston Waterkeeper Club will allow students an opportunity to become […]

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UPDATE: Upper Inlet Creek Project

A while back, we posted a guest blog post about the Upper Inlet Creek Project written by Jillian Phillips. The project is a collaboration between Charleston Waterkeeper, Mount Pleasant Waterworks, the College of Charleston’s Masters of Environmental Studies Program, and Town of Mount Pleasant. View photo albums from the project’s sample runs here: March, April, […]

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In Memory of Franklin Barker West

This weekend we all suffered a terrible loss with the passing of Franklin Barker West, a dear friend of Charleston Waterkeeper. Barker, 18, was a sophomore at the College of Charleston and was an incredible supporter of Charleston Waterkeeper’s mission. He was an active volunteer, assisting most recently with last year’s Great Oyster Point Runoff […]

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Christening the No. 2.

Thursday August 29 was a big day for us here at Charleston Waterkeeper with the christening of our pumpout boat the No. 2 (because it’s our second work boat of course!). The No. 2 will help Charleston Waterkeeper prevent sewage discharges to our local waterways by offering boaters a cheap, convenient, and environmentally responsible way […]

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[UPDATE] Our Tax Exempt Status

Since March, Charleston Waterkeeper has worked with its CPA and legal counsel to complete all documentation required to seek reinstatement of our 501(c)(3) status. On Wednesday, August 7, Charleston Waterkeeper submitted all filings requested by the IRS and the State of South Carolina. As a result, Charleston Waterkeeper is a charitable organization in compliance with […]

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Public Comments & Draft Permits

A few months back we wrote about our work to strengthen the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Revision for the Charleston Harbor, Cooper, Ashley, and Wando Rivers developed by DHEC.  This work is part of our Permit Watchdog Program.  Check out the details of that effort here. A TMDL is simply a plan to restore […]

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We did it! This morning was the first official sample run under our South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) approved Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).  The QAPP governs data generation for our Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program which is designed to regularly test the “swimmability” of several tidal creeks and hotspots for swimming, […]

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