Welcome to your October 2022 Keeper’s Report!
We’re dedicating this Keeper’s Report to the one and only leader of our thousands of volunteers, brilliant scientist in the lab, and educator in the field–Cheryl Carmack, in celebration of her 10th year at Charleston Waterkeeper!
Cheryl has devoted a decade of her life to restoring and protecting your waterways each and every day for you and for future generations. And, as you can see, in the “Clean Water Updates” section she is not slowing down! Her persistence, attention to the details, and hard work is why Charleston Waterkeeper continues to thrive.
Get your Revel tickets today in honor of Cheryl’s 10th Anniversary at Charleston Waterkeeper and come celebrate Cheryl and clean water!
– Your Charleston Waterkeeper Team
What did Ian do to the water?
Hurricanes and floods wreak havoc on local water quality. Ian was no different–especially in the marshes and creeks around the Stono River. As storms become stronger, we must become more resilient.
Live 5 News: Watch today
Is the water in Filbin Creek safe?
No. We’ve found unsafe levels of bacteria in Filbin Creek every single time we’ve sampled this year, 25 weeks in a row. It’s 2022 and nobody should have to fish and crab in a creek with high bacteria levels.
City Paper: Read more
Shrimp together, stick together
Shem Creek shrimpers went up to Myrtle Beach to help the “Shayna Michelle” (formally Wayne Magwood’s “Winds of Fortune” from Shem Creek) when it ended up on the beach during Hurricane Ian.
The Post and Courier: Read Today
Champion, Russell Canard
We are big fans of Russell and couldn’t wait to have the opportunity to shine a very deserving light on this amazing guy!
How’s the water?
We were not expecting these results! No rain this week, but we did grab samples on a low tide. Tidal stage really does make a difference! What we found was lots of red around the Harbor, into the lower Ashley River, James Island Creek and Shem Creek. Swimming and other water-based recreational activities are not recommended. The Wappoo Cut, Cove Creek, and Hobcaw creek held greens again this week! Know before you go by checking the water quality.
Clean Water Updates
Beach Sweep River Sweep Success!
We participated in the annual Beach Sweep River Sweep event on September 17 and our crew of volunteers removed about 1,300 lbs of debris from the marsh!
Revel on River!
Revel on the River: @freehousebeerschs Nov. 5, 1pm – 5pm tickets are ON SALE NOW! Stand up for clean water and get your tickets before they are gone and contact [email protected] to learn more about Revel Partnerships.
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