Hello to all of the clean water lovers and advocates. Like you, we’ve been dodging storms and nasty floods to bring you the latest data and action for clean water. You can catch up right here with your August 2021 Keeper’s Report!
Revel on the River is back this year and it’s time to celebrate and defend your waterways! Don’t miss out on the Early Bird tickets. Revel is a one-of-a-kind family friendly, annual fundraising event celebrating the unique culture of Charleston’s waterways through live music, art, fishing, history and stewardship. And, of course, 100% local beer, food, and friends!
Stand up for clean water and purchase your tickets below. And, contact Harriott Parker at harriott@
It’s not good for your waterways. It means more pesticides, more hydrocarbons, more bacteria, and more pollution in your creeks and rivers. Find out what your Charleston Waterkeeper thinks about it.
Count on News 2: Learn More
Not just bacteria
Thanks to a unique partnership with NOAA Coastal Science we were able to pilot a new water quality testing technology (silicon wrist bands) in your coastal waterways. Watch the video to see what we found.
ABC News 4: See Video
Youth to Ocean
Charleston Waterkeeper Ambassador and supporter Dan Yost is doing great work teaching conservation through action helping inspire a love for the water! Way to go Dan!
The Post and Courier: See article
240 times higher than safety standard
Almost all our bacteria samples last week failed the state standard for safe swimming. Four of them were so high they exceeded the ability of our test to measure the amount of bacteria present. Get the details and stay safe.
ABC News 4: See article
Member Spotlight – Caroline Irwin
We caught up with one of our favorite Members and Supporters!
Caroline says she chooses to support Charleston Waterkeeper “To protect the fishery, and ecosystem allowing our Lowcountry to thrive. However, it’s less about our personal interests, but more about the future generations of experiences to be had on our waterways! I want to know I did my part to protect what we can, improve the quality, and foster belonging to the mission.”
Iconic photo by Jason Stemple
Water Quality Testing Campaign
We are over half-way through the annual water quality testing campaign! We need your help to test and publish all 520 samples for you this year. Water continues to warm up and the storms are brewing and water quality results are critical in educating the public on where it is safe to swim.
Join the campaign today and help us reach our goal! Every gift gets us closer to our goal and helps keep you safe!
Clean Water Wins
Cleanup with Charlie!
We took our cleanup to the ballgame! If you have been keeping up lately, you’ve likely noticed our volunteer events calendar is full of incredible and rewarding opportunities. We’d love for you to join the fun!
We love our Sustainers!
We got a lot of positive feedback on our sustainers post and want to give another big shoutout to those that stand up for clean water with a recurring monthly or annual gift. You can do it too! Simply check the “make this contribution” box and choose your preferred recurring frequency. Be part of the change to restore and protect your waterways for future generations.
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