October 2021 Keeper’s Report

The Keeper Report

October 2021

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Hello and welcome to your October 2021 Keeper‘s Report! We’d like to dedicate this Keeper‘s Report to the one and only, your tried and true Waterkeeper, Andrew Wunderley in celebration of his 10 Year Anniversary at Charleston Waterkeeper! 

Andrew has devoted a decade of his life to restoring and protecting your waterways each and every day for future generations and we can tell you first hand, he is not slowing down: Read More!

Give today in honor of Andrew’s 10th Anniversary at Charleston Waterkeeper!


We know what’s polluting James Island Creek

The Post and Courier Editorial Board is on point here: Now is the time to address bacteria pollution in James Island Creek

The Post and Courier: Learn More

Unsafe bacteria levels in James Island Creek

Ever wonder what’s causing high bacteria levels in James Island Creek? Here’s your answer and it’s gross.

Count on 2 News: Watch Today

Andrew’s Opinion Piece: we must act now!

We know how to protect ourselves from polluted floodwater: preserve wetlands, marshes, and native soils. The only question is, are we brave enough to do it?

Post and Courier: Learn More



Member Spotlight 

Mary Edna Fraser

We had the pleasure of catching up with one of our all time favorite conservation artists and long time supporters! Thanks to Mary Edna, we conducted our very first test in 2012 off of her dock on James Island Creek! We continue to have the great honor and pleasure of testing from her beautiful sanctuary and place of peace and the data continues to drive change and awareness.

Read More!


Take Action

Water Quality Testing Campaign 

We are almost to the finish line of the annual water quality testing campaign! We need your help to test and publish all 520 samples for you this year.

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 Updates

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Volunteer and Board Appreciation Day!

Every day is Volunteer and Board Appreciation Day in our book, but last night we had the great pleasure of celebrating our incredible group of devoted individuals that are out there doing the work! And, the best part, we got to surprise your Waterkeeper.

Give today in honor of Andrew!

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It’s Happening! 

We are back at it, teaming up with DNR SCORE to offer a variety of important oyster restoration projects. You can make an impact to protect your waterways! And, guess what? You might have a lot of fun!


Check it out! Volunteer Today

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Oyster Season is Here!

October marks the start of oyster roast season! Remember to recycle your shell with DNR SCORE so it can be used for restoration. There are several drop-off locations around town and they will even come to you if you need!


Drop off locations!


We love our partners!

There is still time to join these good people and partner with us and tickets are on sale NOW! Be a part of the change and come enjoy 3 rocking bands, a spectacular view of the Ashley River, good company, and delicious, organic beer.

Let’s get social

Don’t miss any of the action for clean water: especially the weekly bacteria testing data! Be sure to follow along on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and now LinkedIn!

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