Today we join the rest of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a network of 200 water protection groups worldwide, in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. That’s 40 years of upholding everyone’s right to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.
The Clean Water Act, established in 1972, is a vital component in protecting our local waterways. The focus of Swimmable Action Day is to encourage everyone to promote the importance of this Act, and to CELEBRATE our right to clean water.
So what are YOU going to do to celebrate? GO JUMP IN THE WATER–It’s definitely hot enough!
There are so many places to play in Charleston’s waterways. Are you going to surf at Folly, boat to Kiawah, stand up paddleboard in Shem Creek, Fish in the harbor?
SEND US PICTURES of your water escapades! Let us know where you are and what you’re up to.
I’ll get things started. Here’s a pic I took of my brother and puppy running around at IOP:
If your celebration of clean water takes you to the beach, be sure to check out our Swim Guide App for water quality information.
Swim Guide is great for finding and enjoying that perfect stretch of sand and water.
BUT you may notice from the picture on the right that our Swim Guide pictures are a little boring…
Our beaches are too beautiful and too unique to be represented by stock photos.
We need all you beach-goers in particular to SEND US PHOTOS of your fun times at Charleston-area beaches.
We’ll look through them all and populate the App with our favorites.
So go ahead, help us spice up this app.
You can email your pictures here.
Now GO JUMP IN THE WATER!
Humphrey loves celebrating his right to clean water!