Interview with Captain Chris Crolley

We caught up with the one and only, the legend, Captain Chris Crolley!

HP: Why do you choose to support Charleston Waterkeeper?

CC: I choose to support Charleston Waterkeeper because clean water is among the most important things for our community and the water can not fight for itself. Water quality is also about education and environmental education is what we do at Coastal Expeditions. You know, a commitment to clean water really tells the story of the health of a community.  

HP: What is your favorite way to enjoy clean water?

CC: My favorite way to enjoy clean water is expedition style sea kayaking. The dynamic edges between the ecosystems of the Lowcountry are fascinating. From the black water tributaries in Francis Marion National Forest to the barrier islands created by the river deltas where the rivers meet the sea, It is a paddler’s playground! 

HP: What is your favorite waterway in Charleston?

CC: My favorite waterway in Charleston is Summer House Creek in Cape Romain NWR. The government dock on the backside of Bulls Island is on Summerhouse. It is the doorway to a 5000 acre wonderland. I am also in love with Shem Creek. Shem is the canary in the coal mine for water quality in Charleston. Thank goodness for Charleston Waterkeeper! 

HP: Tell us something interesting about yourself that we might not know?

CC: I was born in Camden, South Carolina and grew up wearing cut off blue jeans and catching catfish on the banks of the Wateree River in Kershaw County. I moved to Charleston in 1989.

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